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WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally

WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first two years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually. The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which both… Read More »

Homeless to receive hepatitis A vaccine under new guidance

An advisory panel recommended for the first time on Wednesday that homeless people receive vaccinations for the contagious liver disease hepatitis A. The recommendations, from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, come at a time when infections are on the rise among homeless people. The vaccines already were recommended for children around age 1, and… Read More »