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August 01st 2016:Happy Birthday, Baby-Friendly! The Inside Story on a Life Changing Initiative

Happy World Breastfeeding Week! This year’s theme is 'Sustainable Development,' and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative -BFHI- is an essential element on that—helping to secure health for all in a highly sustainable way from the start. Join Marie to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the BFHI with a physician and health advocate who was a key player in launching BFHI. Mark A. Belsey MD, former head of WHO’s maternal and child health division, gives us an inside look at the international effort that gave birth to BFHI. If you’ve been thinking that 'baby-friendly' is a US thing, or a new approa

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Dr. Mark Belsey

Now retired, Dr. Mark Belsey was, during his 24 years with the World Health Organization, Chief Medical Officer and head of the Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning. He also served the focal point for Family Health and the International Year of the Family and is the author of “AIDS and the Family,” published by the United Nations in 2005. With the late James Grant and other international public health leaders, Dr. Belsey was instrumental to the development of the WHO’s Baby-Friendly Health Initiative.
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