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The Global BFEI follows a multi-stakeholder approach, bringing together a network of supporters including governments, academic institutions, international organizations, private corporations, civil society organizations, volunteers and practitioners to help disseminate training and build skills of health workers and parents pertaining to breasfeeding.

Municipality of Dakar, Senegal

School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Australia

Private sector

University of Newcastle
The University of Newcastle (UON) is a leader in university education with a reputation for high quality teaching and learning, guided by a commitment to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions, through a focus on innovation and impact. UON has a particular interest in promoting research, as well as training and education activities, related to health, innovation, urban governance and planning, disaster resilience, and other key dimensions of sustainable development. Alongside the already existing and successful collaboration between UNITAR and UON in the creation of the CIFAL Centre in Newcastle, Australia, the university’s School of Nursing and Midwifery holds an advisory role in the Expert Committee of the Breastfeeding Education Initiative and co-certifies UNITAR’s learning module “Essentials of Breastfeeding.” 


Danone is a global leading food and beverage company with a longstanding mission of bringing health through food to as many people as possible. As part of its commitment to positively impact maternal and infant health, Danone has been sharing insights from scientific research on breastfeeding for decades. Committed to promoting breastfeeding, Danone supports the aims of UNITAR’s Breastfeeding Education Initiative and provided a grant to support its independent development and further dissemination. Next to this Danone has made the full science-based training course available to all its employees and will train and certify all Danone Health Care Nutrition Advisors working in infant and maternal nutrition with UNITAR’s training module, “Essentials of Breastfeeding”.