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The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was launched by WHO and UNICEF in 1991, following the Innocenti Declaration of 1990. The initiative is a global effort to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

The revised BFHI package includes:

  • Section 1
    Background and implementation, summarizes the background of the initiative and describes the process of implementation
  • Section 2
    Includes all material for training/raising the awareness of policy and decision-makers in relation of BFHI and IYCF in general
  • Section 3
    Corresponds to a 20-hour course for training facility staff (clinical and non-clinical)
  • Section 4
    Includes self-appraisal and monitoring tools
  • Section 5 includes the assessment and re-assessment tools

Section 1-4 are available at WHO and UNICEF websites and Section 5 is available upon request.

Full document

Photographs from Chile, Ecuador and Argentina, and videos from Brazil, Honduras, and the United States have won the ProPAN Photography and Video Competition, organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) to promote complementary feeding of infants in the Americas. The winning entries show children ages 6 to 24 months eating on their own or with the help of an adult.

Close to 400 photos and 15 videos from 21 countries were submitted to the contest, which highlights the importance of adding healthy and varied foods to a child's diet starting at 6 months of age, when breastfeeding alone no longer meets all nutritional needs.

Dr. Jose Teruel, PAHO´s assistant director, announces the winners of the contests:

Photo contest winners:

First place: Paola Caceres, Chile, "Mutual Understanding"



Second place: Carmen Sarango, Ecuador, "Everything tastes better eating with Mom"

Third place: Paula Grunfeld, Argentina, "Like an airplane"

Link to winning photos and honorable mentions

Video contest winners:

First place: Dietary practices of a healthy child, Raíssa de Britto Fernandes, Brazil

Second place: Paolo learns to eat, José Matute, Honduras

Third place: Anneliese's Lunch, Adam Booher, USA

Anemia en ALC, 2009 (2010)


Jose O. Mora

Erick Boy

Chessa Lutter

Ruben Grajeda

Detalles de la publicacion: 

Número de páginas: 82

Año de publicación: 


Idiomas: Ingles

Anemia in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2009 (2010)  



Anemia in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2009 (2010)


Jose O. Mora

Erick Boy

Chessa Lutter

Ruben Grajeda

Publication details:

Pages: 82

Year: 2010 

ISBN: 978-92-75-13141-1

Languages: English

Anemia in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2009 (2010)  

Indicadores para evaluar las practicas de alimentacion del lactante y niño pequeño Parte 1  Definiciones (2010)




Detalles de la publicacion

Número de páginas: 27

Año de publicación: 2010

ISBN: 978 92 4 359666 2

Idiomas: Español


 Indicadores para evaluar las practicas de alimentacion del lactante y niño pequeño Parte 1