As part of the activities prepared by the Pan American Health Organization to mark World Breastfeeding Week 2018, on Monday, 6 August there will take place the webinar "Breastfeeding: benefits and country experiences".
During the webinar benefits of breastfeeding will be discussed, and country experiences from Argentina, Ecuador and Uruguay will be presented, focusing on the application of the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes (Code), and the implementation of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, which are aimed to protect, promote, and support the right to breastfeeding.
- DATE: Monday, 6 August, 2018
- TIME: 12:00 pm, Washington D.C. time (compruebe here the time in your zone)
- 12:00 pm - Opening.
- 12:05 pm - Benefits of breastfeeding. Dr. Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Yale University.
- 12:20 pm - Argentina: Situation of breastfeeding (Report 2018)
- 12:30 pm - Ecuador:· Results of the study to estimate the prevalence of violations of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes in Ecuador.
- 12:40 pm - Uruguay: · Situation of the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in Uruguay
- 12:50 am - Discussion. Moderator: Rubén Grajeda - Regional Advisor on Nutrition, PAHO/WHO
- 1:00 pm - Closing remarks. Dra. Betzy Butron, Regional Advisor on Child Health, PAHO/WHO
- 9:00 - Los Angeles
- 11:00 - Mexico City, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, Bogota, Lima, Quito, Kingston
- 12:00 - Bridgetown, La Paz, Santo Domingo
- 13:00 - Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile
For other cities, get the time using the following link
World Breastfeeding Week 2018: Foundation of life Pilar de la Vida
This year´s theme of World Breastfeeding Week, from 1 to 7 of August, is "Foundation of Life". The Pan American Health Organization calls governments to strengthen the regulatory measures already in place to protect, promote, and support the right to Breastfeeding. Two of the most relevant measures are the adoption and monitoring of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (Code) and subsequent relevant resolutions of the World Health Assembly, and the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI).