Over a million of neonatal deaths globally, especially in low- and middle-income countries are attributed to suboptimal breastfeeding. Support of breastfeeding is crucial in achieving several Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), asserting that it improves nutrition, SDG 2; prevents child mortality and decreases the risk of non-communicable diseases, SDG 3; and supports cognitive development and education, SDG 4. UNICEF and WHO suggest breastfeeding is also an enabler to ending poverty, promoting economic growth and reducing inequalities. Join us for this hybrid seminar as internationally acclaimed experts discuss the challenges, strategies and next steps.
08:30 - Arrival and mingling with coffee
09:00 - The Contribution of Breastfeeding to a Healthy, Secure and Sustainable Food System | Dr. Anne Bærug, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
9:20 - Discussion
9:50 - What are the Next Steps in Advancing Early Breastfeeding in Ethiopia? | Misra Abdulahi, Jimma University, Ethiopia
10:10 - Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy to Improve Breastfeeding Outcomes: Future Directions | Professor Cindy-Lee Dennis, University of Toronto, Canada
11:00 - Discussion