Women represent 52% of all people affected by HIV: in this document, published in recognition of 2017’s World Aids Day, WABA draws attention to the role of the protection, promotion and support of optimal breastfeeding as a way of ensuring women’s rights.
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WABA believes that effective policies and programmes can empower women and girls, including the participation of boys and men in behavioural and structural interventions, to reduce women and girls’ vulnerability to HIV.
WABA calls for recognition of the evidence that breastfeeding is the main resource to promote infant health and survival, and contends that support for breastfeeding can contribute to the achievement of all the Strategic Development Goals by year 2030.
Identify ACTIONS to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in the HIV context, according to country policy (e.g. produce a community mapping to understand the health assistance needed by women living with HIV).