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WEBINAR Invitation: Progressing Australia’s policies and plans for mothers and babies in disasters and pandemics: experiences from high- and middle-income countries May 4,2020 6 pm Brisbane time

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alessandro

Global IYCF-E Adviser

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24 Apr 2020, 11:18

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am writing on behalf of Save the Children and the Australian National University to invite you to participate to a very important  webinar. 

Progressing Australia’s policies and plans for mothers and babies in disasters and pandemics: experiences from high- and middle-income countries

Women and girls are suffering even more egregious violations of their human rights during emergencies and the the COVID-19 pandemic, according to UN experts. Despite  global health guidance emphasising that breastfeeding should be encouraged and supported, the human rights of women and children are being violated through proliferation of maternity care barriers to breastfeeding, including separation of newborns from mothers.

In times of crisis and emergency, including COVID-19, the implementation of the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding and the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Operational Guidance (OG-IFE)  is more important than ever, but it is hindered by lack of investment in breastfeeding policies and plans nationally and at the local level.

This webinar aims to galvanise efforts to improve breastfeeding policies and funding in national budgets, by applying gender budgeting and World Breastfeeding Trends initiative (WBTi) tools.  Our webinar on 20 April took a global perspective on gender and emergency management and breastfeeding emergency and pandemic preparedness and response planning, at the same time provided insights  on the recent Australian experience.

Our forthcoming webinar on 4 May (please register here: https://crawford.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/16471/progressing-australias-policies-and-plans-mothers-and-babies-disasters-and?#tab ) will provide opportunities for experts to share lessons learned and experiences related to infant and young child feeding in emergencies and pandemic response in high and  middle income countries . Experts from across the world will present how their countries are working towards better plans and policies to protect and support women and children in time of emergencies and in a pandemic situation (full program is  attached). 

If you want to be taken off this list please let us know. We hope you are keeping safe and well in these challenging times. 

Many thanks and regards, 

Alessandro Iellamo

Global Adviser

Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies 

Save the Children

Dr Julie Smith 

Honorary Associate Professor 

Research School of Population Health

College of Health and Medicine

Australian National University 

alessandro

Global IYCF-E Adviser

Normal user

28 Apr 2020, 07:58

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am writing on behalf of Save the Children and the Australian National University to invite you to participate to a very important  webinar.  IBFAN and WBTI has been a partner in all these webinars 

Progressing Australia’s policies and plans for mothers and babies in disasters and pandemics: experiences from high- and middle-income countries

Women and girls are suffering even more egregious violations of their human rights during emergencies and the the COVID-19 pandemic, according to UN experts. Despite  global health guidance emphasising that breastfeeding should be encouraged and supported, the human rights of women and children are being violated through proliferation of maternity care barriers to breastfeeding, including separation of newborns from mothers.

In times of crisis and emergency, including COVID-19, the implementation of the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding and the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Operational Guidance (OG-IFE)  is more important than ever, but it is hindered by lack of investment in breastfeeding policies and plans nationally and at the local level.

This webinar aims to galvanise efforts to improve breastfeeding policies and funding in national budgets, by applying gender budgeting and World Breastfeeding Trends initiative (WBTi) tools.  Our webinar on 20 April took a global perspective on gender and emergency management and breastfeeding emergency and pandemic preparedness and response planning, at the same time provided insights  on the recent Australian experience.

Our forthcoming webinar on 4 May (please register herehttps://crawford.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/16471/progressing-australias-policies-and-plans-mothers-and-babies-disasters-and?#tab ) will provide opportunities for experts to share lessons learned and experiences related to infant and young child feeding in emergencies and pandemic response in high and  middle income countries . Experts from across the world will present how their countries are working towards better plans and policies to protect and support women and children in time of emergencies and in a pandemic situation (full program is  attached). 

If you want to be taken off this list please let us know. We hope you are keeping safe and well in these challenging times. 

Many thanks and regards, 

Alessandro Iellamo

Global Adviser

Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies 

Save the Children

Dr Julie Smith 

Honorary Associate Professor 

Research School of Population Health

College of Health and Medicine

Australian National University 

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