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


 


 













gBICS

 


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>>


 


 

 

 

 

 

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Who-we-are

 


 


 

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?