This year marks the 25th anniversary of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action. Over the years, WABA has successfully coordinated several global campaigns such as World Breastfeeding Week, Maternity Protection, Global Initiative for Mother Support to name a few. In more recent years, work has focused on social mobilisation along thematic issues, capacity building and global advocacy on issues where there are gaps in leadership. A very recent example is the participation of almost 6,000 health advocates in the Women Deliver conference. WABA and partners from the Global Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative highlighted breastfeeding and firmly positioned it as part of the global reproductive health agenda.

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Programme Outline

Our Focus

expanding WBW with thematic links to the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals,

kick-starting a campaign on expanding coverage of parental social protection policies

promoting the expanded BFHI within a conceptual framework of the warm chain. This work will be carried out together with existing and new partners at all levels

Turning Silver into Gold

Sustaining Breastfeeding Campaigns for a Generation

WABA 25th Anniversary Book


GBPF 2016 objectives are:

Participant list