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Championing breastfeeding support in the workplace

The South African Civil Society for Women’s Adolescents’ and Children’s Health (SACSoWACH) hosted a roundtable discussion to encourage better implementation of the Code of Good Practice for breastfeeding in the workplace, in an effort to create enabling environments for breastfeeding in the workplace. The event comes after a recent discovery that while women constitute close […]

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2017 PROGRESS REPORT on the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy

PROGRESS IN PARTNERSHIP: 2017 PROGRESS REPORT  on the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health In 2015, when the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health was launched, we knew achieving something extraordinary called for a transformative approach in how we worked together as partners to accelerate […]

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SAAPA press statement on SAB “Beers for Africa” campaign

SAAPA, along with the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA), SACSoWACH and Schools of Public Health across South Africa voiced our strong concern about SAB’s use of hunger to market their products under the guide of donating the proceeds from sales of an 8-pack beers to Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa. Following public condemnation […]

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South Africa has made giant strides in breastfeeding. But it’s still taboo in public places

Reuters/Adrees Latif Chantell Witten, North-West University South Africa has a long history of promoting breastfeeding as an important part of promoting child health in the country. Even during the height of apartheid, the health fraternity acknowledged the need to keep breastfeeding at the forefront of children’s development. The first breastfeeding campaign was launched in October 1987. Several other […]