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Maaike Arts, MSc

  • Speaker Type: ABM Conference 2016
  • Country: USA
Biography:

Maaike Arts is Nutrition Specialist (IYCN) with UNICEF New York. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Maaike joined UNICEF in 1996 and worked with UNICEF in Pakistan, Honduras, Viet Nam and Mozambique. Maaike also worked with the International Babyfood Action Network (IBFAN) in The Netherlands and with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) in Mozambique. Maaike’s main area of work has been Nutrition, and she also worked in the areas of HIV and AIDS and Early Childhood Care. She joined UNICEF New York HQ in August 2014.

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UNICEF/WHO Global Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative
Breastfeeding ensures a healthy start in life and makes economic sense. Infants under 6 months should be exclusively breastfed, yet only 37% do. In low and middle income countries, this is 43%. The global target is to increase the rate of exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months to at least 50%. Mothers need support to breastfeed. A UNICEF report showed that early initiation of breastfeeding was not facilitated by the presence of a doctor, nurse or midwife. The Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative’s (BAI), established in 2014, is led by UNICEF and WHO and has 18 member organizations. The Initiative advocates for increased political commitment to and investment for breastfeeding. The BAI has crafted a Call to Action, successfully leveraged strategic advocacy opportunities and developed a communication plan based on audience research. The BAI appeals to members to participate actively in the work, and to non-members to consider joining the Initiative.
Presentations: 22  |  Hours / CE Credits: 13.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 0.5 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
Watch Today!
View Lecture
Note: Currently only available through a bundled series of lectures
UNICEF/WHO Global Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative
Breastfeeding ensures a healthy start in life and makes economic sense. Infants under 6 months should be exclusively breastfed, yet only 37% do. In low and middle income countries, this is 43%. The global target is to increase the rate of exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months to at least 50%. Mothers need support to breastfeed. A UNICEF report showed that early initiation of breastfeeding was not facilitated by the presence of a doctor, nurse or midwife. The Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative’s (BAI), established in 2014, is led by UNICEF and WHO and has 18 member organizations. The Initiative advocates for increased political commitment to and investment for breastfeeding. The BAI has crafted a Call to Action, successfully leveraged strategic advocacy opportunities and developed a communication plan based on audience research. The BAI appeals to members to participate actively in the work, and to non-members to consider joining the Initiative.
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.5  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 0.5 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation