Barents breastfeeding promotion project



The Barents Breastfeeding Promotion Project is part of the Barents Euro-Arctic Region Initiative, by which it is funded. It comprises a series of activities designed to promote breastfeeding and encourage the spread of the WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in the Barents Region of the Russian Federation and in Karelia. This report describes the activities carried out by WHO in 1996–1997 under the project, and outlines plans for the future.