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The Second World Breastfeeding Conference, 11-14 December 2016, Johannesburg

The International Baby Food Action Network in partnership with the Government of the Republic of South Africa, will host the Second World Breastfeeding Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The conference will call for committed action and provide a platform for breastfeeding advocates, governments, scientists, civil society organisations, UN agencies, international organisations, research institutions, public interest groups and other stakeholders to discuss and share experiences. It will provide an opportunity to review the global investment promises for maternal and infant and young child nutrition.

The conference will address breastfeeding in a human rights framework and will raise awareness on progress to date in improving breastfeeding rates, which has occurred at different speeds in many countries. It will raise awareness of the challenges in the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and other IYCF interventions due to funding, structural, policy and political environment.

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The Second World Breastfeeding Conference, 11-14 December 2016, Johannesburg. Nutrition Exchange 6, May 2016. p39. www.ennonline.net/nex/6/worldbreastfeedingconf

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