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Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August 2015

 

Breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food and care for the healthy growth and physical and psychological development of infants. It is also an integral part of the reproductive process with important implications for the health of mothers. 

Human Interest Stories for the Month

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In Ghana, community mobilizes against malnutrition


By Madeleine Logan

In this part of northern Ghana, many parents believe that symptoms of illness in their children signify a curse from the gods or punishment from ancestors. Children are taken to traditional healers for spiritual intervention, rather than for medical care.

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In Ghana, community mobilizes against malnutrition - August 2015

Press release

Urgent action needed to speed up the reduction of newborn deaths in Ghana

In Ghana babies less than one month old continue to be the greatest at risk when it comes to under five mortality. Even though child health is a Government priority, too many young babies continue to die making it unlikely for Ghana to meet the Millennium 

Opinion Editorials

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Giving children the best start in life begins with breastfeeding

By Susan Ngongi

Giving children the best start in life begins with breastfeeding – one of the smartest and most cost-effective ways we have of supporting healthy well-nourished children and sustainable growth. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually from 1 to 7 August and highlights the critical importance of promoting breastfeeding globally, nationally and at the community level (‘glocally’).

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