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World Breastfeeding Week 1 - 7 August 2009

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 120 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration by the WHO and UNICEF in August 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. The annual event is organised by the World Alliance on Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network of individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide.

The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2009 is 'Breastfeeding - a vital emergency response. Are you ready?' A Calendar and Action Folder to support the week has been developed in collaboration between the IFE Core Group (ENN and IBFAN-GIFA as lead authors) and WABA.

These materials, including translated versions, and supporting key resources are available at http://www.ennonline.net/ife/breastfeedingweek.aspx and at http://www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org/

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Nutrition in emergencies training. Field Exchange 36, July 2009. p14. www.ennonline.net/fex/36/nutrition