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Improving infant health worldwide!

In a July 2018 report, Capture the Moment, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) noted that while newborns who breastfeed in the first hour of life are significantly more likely to survive, an estimated 78 million newborns were excluded. The United Nations annually observes World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August) to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies worldwide. UNICEF and WHO play a major role in promoting breastfeeding and infant health. The Yearbook collection provides historical information on the topic, such as a 1982 UNICEF nutrition support programme, 2008 data on progress achieved in increasing the rate of exclusive breastfeeding, and a 2013 General Assembly resolution on women in development (68/227) encouraging member States to adopt and implement legislation and policies to promote the reconciliation of work and family responsibilities, including the facilitation of breastfeeding for working mothers For more details on the Week or to participate in the campaign visit