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May 02, 2016

Breastfeeding in the 21st century: epidemiology, mechanisms, and lifelong effect

High-income countries have shorter breastfeeding duration than do low-income and middle-income countries. However, even in low-income and middle-income countries, only 37% of infants younger than 6 months are exclusively breastfed. The paper in English can be accessed on Lancet website.  

May 02, 2016

PAHO launches on The Lancet series on breastfeeding in Spanish

On April 29th, the Pan American Health Organization has promoted a virtual session for the launching of its series on breastfeeding, which was published on the Lancet in January. The event is part of the campaing "Breastfeeding: love and health for life" to reinvigorate efforts to protect, promote and support breastfeeding practices in the Americas and the Caribbean. The launch session and the paper in Spanish can be accessed on PAHO website.  

May 02, 2016

Time trends in socio-economic inequalities in stunting prevalence

Global progress in reducing stunting has not been accompanied by improved equity, but countries varied markedly in how successful they were in reducing prevalence among the poorest children. It is important to document how some countries were able to reduceinequalities, so that these lessons can be used to foster global progress, particularly in light of the increased importance of within-country inequalitiesin the post-2015 agenda. The paper can be accessed on Publ

April 11, 2016

Final Meeting of Countdown to 2015 Technical Experts

This week (April 12th to 14 th) the team of the ICEH will participate of a meeting in New York City, at the UNICEF Headquarters. The central aim of this meeting is to allow young researchers who participated in the technical work of the Countdown to 2015 to present their results and to network, preparing for the future technical work of the Countdown to 2030. Professor Cesar Victora will be presenting a summary of the equity analysis process, including ideas for future research agenda. The