As we celebrate breastfeeding week, let us support women to breastfeed anytime and anywhere. Exclusive breastfeeding, ideally starting within the first hour after birth, is recommended by the WHO for the first 6 months of life
That’s a significant target, within just one of the aspirational Global Goals that were adopted at the UN General Assembly in September 2015. It is also a target that is integral to our work at E4A-MamaYe as we advocate for African leaders to ensure that no mother or baby is left behind.
Available statistics from the Tanzanian Ministry of Health show that at least 556 women die every year in Tanzania due to pregnancy and childbirth related complications.