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February 05, 2016

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

Breastfeeding in the 21st century: epidemiology, mechanisms, and lifelong effect The paper published in January 2016 by professor Victora and his collaborators is part of a series on breastfeeding in The Lancet journal, having large repercussion national and internationally. The research points that “The scaling up of breastfeeding to a near universal level could prevent 823.000 annual deaths in children younger than 5 years and 20.000 annual deaths from breast cancer.” The f

February 04, 2016

ICEH was visited by Joao Baptista Humbwawali from Angola

On 18th and 19th January this year, ICEH was visited by João Baptista Humbwawali, doctoral student at UFRGS. A nurse and college professor in Angola, João came here to get to know the work carried out in Pelotas for future academic collaborations.

February 01, 2016

Women and girls in the center of development

 Representing the ICEH, Fernanda Ewerling went to Delhi and Jharkhand, India, to participate to a week of meeting and roundtables on India’s women lives and empowerment, discrimination and abuse, violence, and on laws and policies that influence women and girls’ health and development outcomes. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has put women and girls as one of the priorities in their investments both globally and in India, headed all these meetings. The visit to the

December 10, 2015

The 2015 Report: A Decade of Tracking Progress for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival

The 2015 Report, A Decade of Tracking Progress for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival, includes an updated country profile for each of the 75 Countdown countries, which together account for more than 95% of the world’s maternal, newborn, and child deaths. Read more