YOUNG REPORTER – Breast milk is the only and best food an infant needs during his/her first six months. After this, it is recommended to continue breastfeeding up to the age of 2.
Théophile Bansimba, UNICEF Nutrition Specialist, answers our questions about the importance of breastfeeding and the current situation in DRC
BLOG – “Today I take my three children to see the nurse at the health center every month even when they are not sick. I know their weight and they are all healthy thanks to the advice I receive at every meeting.”
NUTRITION – In Bunyakiri, the community was benefitting for more than a decade from emergency interventions, leading to a kind of dependence.
At least 400,000 severely malnourished children at risk of dying in DR Congo’s volatile Kasai regionEmergencies Nutrition 12 December 2017
At least 400,000 children under five in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and could die in 2018 if they are not urgently reached with lifesaving health and nutrition interventions, UNICEF warned today. The dire situation has largely been caused by violence, mass displacement and reduced agricultural production over the past 18 months
PHOTO REPORT – Francine learns, with other women, to prepare the 4* porridge in order to fight the malnutrition of her twins. Find out the recipe !
KEY FIGURES – Breastfeeding a crucial issue in the acceleration framework for reducing maternal and under-5 child mortality rates. What links and networks exist between breastfeeding, level of education and socio-economic standards ?
PRESS RELEASE – Breastfeeding is one of the most effective – and cost effective – investments nations can make in the health of their youngest members and the future health of their economies and societies.
FACTS FOR LIFE – Find out everything there is to know about the importance of breasfeeding. After all, it IS Breastfeeding Week here in DRC!
PHOTO REPORT – Chronic malnutrition in South Kivu remains a major problem for the public health. A unique photo report from guest photographer Fredrik Lerneryd.