The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative

pdf Section 1: Background and Implementation 

pdf Section 2: Strengthening and Sustaining the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative

pdf Section 3: Breastfeeding Promotion and Support: A 20 Hour Course for Maternity Staff

pdf Section 4: Hospital Self-Appraisal and Monitoring

Infant and Young Child Feeding

Model Chapter for textbooks for Medical Students and Allied Health Professionals


La Inciativa Hospital Amigo del Nino

pdf Curso de 20 Horas Para el Personal de la Maternidad

Declaracion de Innocenti

pdf Declaracion de Innocenti


Mas Alla de Superviviencia

pdf Prácticas Integrales Durante la Atención del Parto, Beneficiosas para la Nutrición y la Salud de Madres y Niños

Consejería en Lactancia Materna: Curso de Capacitación

pdf Guía del Capacitador

pdf Guia del Director

pdf Guía del Participante


Razones médicas aceptables para el uso de sucedaneos de leche materna

pdf Razones Médicas Aceptables para el Uso de Sucedaneos de Leche Materna


Indicadores Para Evaluar las Practicas de Alimentacion del Lactante y del Nino Pequeno

pdf Indicadores Para Evaluar las Practicas de Alimentacion del Lactante y del Nino Pequeno


Consejería para la Alimentación del Lactante y del Niño Pequeno: Curso Integrado

pdf Guía del Director

pdf Guia del Facilitador

pdf Manual del Participante

pdf Lineamientos para el Seguimiento

 Links and Resources




Video: La initiation of la lactancia materna

Breast Crawl



Video: Prácticas que Salvan Vidas

Clampeo Oportuno de Cordón Umblical y Lactancia Precoz

World Fair LogoArgentina will host the first "World Fair of Health and Municipalities: Law, Citizenship and Integrated Local Management for Development", which will run from August 18 to 21 in Costa Salguero, Buenos Aires. Authorities and experts from many countries will participate in the event, organized by Argentina's Ministry of Health with support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

The World Health Organization and partners urgently need US$ 4.2 million to provide health care for many of the 800 000 people - including children and pregnant women - affected by successive tropical storms in Haiti.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and PAHO Director Dr. Mirta RosesHigh-level officials including health ministers from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and 40 other countries discussed pandemic preparedness and lessons learned from the 2009 Influenza pandemic at a summit hosted by Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Cancun July 2-3.

These guidelines were prepared by the technical divisions of the Pan American Health Organization.
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