One Asia Breastfeeding Partners Forum-6
Colombo, Sri Lanka on 18 - 21 November 2009
Theme: Breastfeeding In Emergencies: Challenges & Solutions
Press Release
Colombo Declaration on Infant and Young Child Feeding
The '3 in 1' Training Programme: Capacity building initiative for building health workers' skills in infant and young child feeding counseling Based on WHO and UNICEF's 3 courses on breastfeeding , complementary feeding and HIV infant feeding counseling.

Photo Gallery : Dinner hosted by Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa, First lady of Sri Lanka at President's House (Temple Trees)


Presentation Day 1:

Presentations on recent emergencies , its impacts on breastfeeding.

Technical session on Infant feeding during emergencies

Presentation Day 2:
Severe Acute Malnutrition - What is the best way forward for the region - A panal Discussion
World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi)

Country perspective

Key note address on the theme -
Long duration breastfeeding - natural, healthy - and in emergencies, life saving - Dr. Michael Latham , Cornell University, USA

Presentation Day 3:
Mainstreaming breastfeeding in the healthcare system including HIV programme - Experiences from national trainings on IYCF
Needs for ensuring optimal IYCF
Presentation Day 4:
Tackling conflict of interest in infant nutrition
Action plan presentation from all countries


PHOTO GALLERY: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 , Dinner hosted by Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa, First Lady of Sri Lanka