World Breastfeeding Week 2009 • 1-7 August 2009
This has become to be known as World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) celebrated every 1-7 August to commemorate the Innocenti Declaration. World Breastfeeding Week was first celebrated in 1992. Now it involves over 120 countries and is endorsed by UNICEF, WHO and FAO.
Overall coordination of World Breastfeeding Week is done at the WABA Secretariat in Penang, Malaysia, which includes the selection of the theme and slogan, identifying resource persons for a specific theme and the preparation and dissemination of World Breastfeeding Week materials such as the calendar announcement, posters, action folders and banners. These advocacy materials serve to stimulate action among local groups, governments, UN and other agencies and other issue organisations for their own World Breastfeeding Week activities in their area/country.
WBW over the years
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is the greatest outreach vehicle for
the breastfeeding movement, being celebrated in over 120 countries.
Officially it is celebrated from 1-7 August. However, groups may choose
other dates to make it a more successful event in their countries.
We do not accept sponsorship of any kind from companies producing breastmilk
substitutes, related equipment and complementary foods. We encourage
all participants of World Breastfeeding Week to respect and follow this
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of
individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion
and support of breastfeeding worldwide. WABA action is based on the
Declaration, the Ten
Links for Nurturing the Future and the Global
Strategy for Infant & Young Child Feeding. Its core partners
are IBFAN, LLLI, ILCA, Wellstart International and ABM. Find out more
at the WABA.
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