By Mohamed J Bah, AWOKO.ORG, Sierra Leone
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation together with its partners on Monday joined the rest of the world to commemorate the world breast feeding week at the St Anthony Hall Syke Street in Freetown.
August 1st to the 7th is scheduled every year to observe and reflect on breast feeding. This year’s theme is “breast feeding a key to sustainable development.”
Delivering the keynote address, Director of Food and Nutrition at the ministry of health and sanitation Mrs Aminata Koroma in her opening statement noted that “this week is for us as a nation to come together, support and promote breast feeding”.
Stephanian Mell country representative AVSI in partnership with family homes movement noted that, their work is on the educational aspect and child protection issue. She noted that they work directly with Ebola survivors. She advised suckling mothers to take good care of their children and promote breastfeeding at all levels.