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HIV and Breastfeeding Colloquium and the WABA Global Forum 2

Sept. 20-21 and Sept. 23-27; Arusha, Tanzania

Rebecca Magalhães, representing La Leche League International (LLLI) and as Co-Coordinator of the WABA Mother Support Task Force, attended the HIV & Breastfeeding Colloquium and the Global Forum 2, that took place in Arusha Tanzania, respectively from Sept. 20-21 and Sept. 23-27. Magalhães also attended the Global Breastfeeding Partners Meeting (GBPM), on Sept. 28. Natalia Smith, representing LLLI and assisting Magalhães in the Global Initiative for Mother Support (GIMS) activities at the Forum, attended the Global Forum 2. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) hosted the two events in collaboration and with funding from international and national agencies. Magalhães was a participant in the Colloquium and facilitated and coordinated the GIMS activities during the Forum, specifically four GIMS workshops, a GIMS skit, a GIMS presentation and a public fill-in chart on negative/positive comments for mother support. Smith participated actively in the Forum, attending workshops and assisting Magalhães in the implementation of the GIMS activities. AnotherLook materials and LLLI materials (primarily International Conference information) were made available to Colloquium and Forum attendees. In addition to networking, Magalhães attended a preliminary meeting called by the promoters of the Global Initiative for Father Support, prior to the Men's forum and open meeting and was on the alert for persons who could be candidates for speakers in the Global Sessions at the 2003 International Conference.

Summary on the GIMS Workshops in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

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