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May 17, 2016

Peru has made substantial progress in reducing neonatal and under-5 mortality, and child stunting

The paper from  Huicho and colleagues describes progress in reducing neonatal and under-5 mortality, and child stunting in Peru. This country is a good example of how a combination of political will, economic growth, broad societal participation, strategies focused on poor people, and increased spending in health and related sectors can achieve signifi cant progress in reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health. The remaining challenges include continuing to address inequalitie

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