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BABY FRIENDLY HOSPITAL INITIATIVE; THE WAY FORWARD

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Abstract

Man'. babies dic more than all other. specie,diarrheal disease:
Daily 5,000 infants die as a rcsult of diarrheal disease, 10,000-20,000
die of malnctrition and more than one million die every year because
they are no!. breastfed o'r are given other food too early. Millions
more live ill poor health, contract preventable diseases and battle
malnutritior ; the magnituae of this *death/disease is grcater in
developing :ountries.
Baby Friendly I Iospi tal Initiative is an international project
that aims t~ give every baby the best start in life by creating a
rind tllcir motllcr-.s ore followetl.,Tci~ steps to .szrcce.ss~il hi-etrsljectii~lg t is the gloDr:l standard lq~ which hospitnls arc asses~mcr-cditecf
The advantages are enormous and this high i~npac t strategy
has achievcd tremendous success since the Innocenti Declaration in
1990 and we can achieve more.