Health Days 2016

World Breastfeeding Week
The theme of this year enables the breastfeeding to connect with a variety of development issues over the coming years until 2030, covering the main links between breastfeeding and the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through five general topics:
  1. Nutrition / Food Security.
  2. Health, well-being and survival.
  3. Environment and climate change.
  4. Work productivity, empowerment and social protection.
  5. Sustainable partnerships and rule of law. 
Objectives of the Breastfeeding Week:
  1. To inform people about the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how they relate to breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF).
  2. To firmly anchor breastfeeding as a key component of sustainable development.
  3. To galvanize a variety of actions and procedures, in order to support breastfeeding and young child feeding.
  4. To engage and collaborate with a wider range of actors around promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding.
Approved date:
Globally: August 1st - 7th, 2016
Locally:  Shawal 27th -Thul Qa`dah 4th, 1437H

The Week's Objectives:
  1. Defining SDGs and its relation with breastfeeding and young child feeding.
  2. Establishing the concept of the importance of breastfeeding to everyone as a key component of the sustainable development.
  3. Combining efforts and mobilizing varied procedures to support breastfeeding and young child feeding.
  4. Participation and cooperation with groups that extensively work for protecting and supporting the breastfeeding.
The theme of the World Breastfeeding Week 2016:
                 Breastfeeding: A key to Sustainable Development

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