|WHAT IS WBTi
The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi)
is a unique tool, which tracks 10 indicators of
policy and programmes that support women to
be successful in breastfeeding.It helps a country to
assess and report gaps as well as launch a ‘Call to Action’
for the Governments to bridge the gaps.
WBTi encourages re-assessment
every 3 to 5 years to study trends.
|GLOBAL DATA BANK OF
BF/IYCF POLICY AND PROGRAMMES
WBTi is a unique web-based data bank having
repository of information on policies and programs related
to breastfeeding and infant and young child feeding (IYCF)
of each country.
It is participatory and brings multiple partners together
to do simple and local research,
build consensus around gaps and find solutions together.
More than 780 organisations including governments
and UN took part in 84 countries.
|WBTi MAKING A DIFFERENCE
91 countries have reported on the 10 indicators
of policy/programmes and 5 of BF/IYCF practices.
Many of these also organized a Call to Action.
Between 2005-2016, 35 countries have conducted
reassessment and 29 countries have shown substantial
gain in scores of policy and programmes.
The WBTi very popular among programme managers
across the world.