Dear <<First Name>>
We send you our best wishes for the New Year!
2016 was an exciting year for WABA. We celebrated our Silver Anniversary, marking 25 years of working to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. The occasion also gave us a chance to reflect that despite growing evidence, increased advocacy and policy improvements, many challenges remain.
Globally, only 38% of infants are exclusively breastfed from birth to six months. The global nutrition threshold target is for at least 50% of infants to be breastfed by 2025. This requires a rich mix of efforts at many levels on not just breastfeeding, but also gender equality, labour rights, nutrition and health, the environment and economic development. Sustainable development cannot be achieved if we don’t work together.
Last year, WABA too began the 15-year journey to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - a blueprint for global commitment towards equitable development. World Breastfeeding Week 2016 (#WBW2016) aimed to show and share the links between breastfeeding and each of the SDGs.