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Reporter Conversation: Zambian Government Promotes Breastfeeding With New Proposal

July 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

| Free
In the Matero Township (CQ) of Lusaka, Zambia, Pamela Ndalama (CQ) breastfeeds her baby Katie. Ndalama says she supports the law on Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes, as their she believes advertising such products would be telling mothers that it is the best option for babies.
(Prudence Phiri, GPJ Zambia)

Join Global Press Journal Senior Reporter in Zambia Prudence Phiri for a discussion about how working mothers in Zambia are responding to the government’s new proposal that promotes early exclusive breastfeeding. The Zambian government is proposing to broaden the current ban on formula and other breastmilk substitutes to include infant foods.

Juxtaposed with conversations in the U.S. about baby feeding practices, the Zambian government’s policies to support breastfeeding offers an interesting global perspective on economic and social support for maternity.

Moderated by Global Press Founder Cristi Hegranes, this virtual conversation will allow participants to delve into global perspectives on motherhood, breastfeeding and the future of working moms around the world. The conversation is hosted by Global Press Passport, the new membership experience that offers readers of Global Press Journal behind-the-scenes access into our award-winning international journalism.


Friday, July 21

12:00 pm-12:45 pm EST

To attend, please RSVP on Eventbrite. Access instructions will be sent as a confirmation of your RSVP.