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The global Breastfeeding Initiative for Child Survival (gBICS): a worldwide Civil Society Initiative to improve infant health and development.





The agreed common impact of the gBICS is to contribute to: 


“Scaling up of breastfeeding and infant and young child interventions to reduce child mortality and undernutrition, and to improve child growth and development as well as maternal health, through the protection, promotion and support of optimal infant feeding practices (early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding for six months followed by safe and adequate complementary feeding with continued breastfeeding for 2 years or beyond)”.  


Breastfeeding is the first and vital food for infants, ensuring their survival with health.  Breastfeeding is naturally produced, zero-waste, and does not contaminate the environment.  It promotes the reproductive health and informed decision-making of women.   more>>




























Who we are gBICS is based on the coordinated joint action of two Core Partners


gBICS contribution to the

Environment and Climate Change


BICS contribution to the protection of the Sexual and reproductive health and rights











gBICS contribution to the Economic participation of women


Outcomes, outputs and indicators 2013- 2015


gBICS in Action: Transforming Policies to Practice- WBTi more>>



What does gBICS mean?