World Breastfeeding Week 2015 1 – 7 August 2015

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Balancing work and family life, including breastfeeding, is increasingly necessary for women’s rights and a strong, healthy and vibrant workforce—and better society. Today’s global economic and labour conditions are changing rapidly, with some positives but many negative implications on women’s health and livelihoods, as well as that of their children and families. By adequately integrating women’s and men’s productive and reproductive work and lives, all sectors of society will benefit. (more…)

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The Beauty of Family – Celebrating the Icons of FHI 360

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They came in their numbers, reminiscent of the famed Hollywood Grammy Awards night. The excitement in the air was electrifying and it lit up the arena of FHI360 2015 Alumni night. Music was in the air, the glitz and glamour of the décor beautifully adorned the Godab Plaza quadrangle. Old friends and colleagues screamed and hugged each other as our “Icons” – the great men and women of FHI360 made their grand entrance. It seemed like only yesterday when we walked down the corridors of Godab Plaza and roamed the facilities across the nation together. This is family – FHI360 family. (more…)

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Today is World Hepatitis Day – July 28th

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On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2015, WHO and partners will urge policy-makers, health workers and the public to act now to prevent infection and death from hepatitis. (more…)

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SDG Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

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The sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years. The SDGs follow, and expand on, the millennium development goals (MDGs), which were agreed by governments in 2000, and are due to expire at the end of this year.

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