Breastfeeding Current Affairs, GK & News

World Breastfeeding Week 2021

World Breastfeeding Week is being observed from August 1 to August 7, 2021. Key Fact World Breastfeeding week is an annual celebration which is held every year in over 120 countries. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), breastfeeding is the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival. This year, week is being ..

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Manipur tops rankings in Health Ministry report card on “Breastfeeding & Infant & Child feeding Practices”

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has recently released a report card on “Breastfeeding & Infant & Child feeding Practices” with data from the State and UTs on 8th August in New Delhi. In it, Manipur has topped the rankings in the Breastfeeding report card in the country. National capital ..

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Manipur tops in Breastfeeding, Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices

Northeastern state of Manipur has topped rankings in Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in India. The report card on Breastfeeding was released by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister. Union Heath Minister also appealed influential personality on social media to spread message of benefits of breastfeeding to masses. Key ..

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2019 edition of World Breastfeeding Week (WBW)

The World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is an annual celebration which is being held every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 120 countries. The purpose of WBW is to create awareness among the parents about breastfeeding and to encourage parents to adopt breastfeeding. The week also create awareness about the importance of initiation ..

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Government of India (GoI) bans Oxytocin for domestic use to public sector

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has restricted the manufacture of Oxytocin formulations for domestic use to public sector only from 1st July 2018. It has also banned the import of Oxytocin and its formulations. Only Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd (KAPL), a public sector company, would be manufacturing this drug for domestic use ..

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