Wednesday, July 21, 2010

World Breastfeeding Week 2010

An Invitation to come and Join us
Just 10 Steps. The Baby-Friendly Way’
Date: August 2nd,2010
Time: 10.ooam to 11.30am.
Venue: Samitivej Sukhumvit hospital
Suhkumvit 49 Bangkok
Let's join us saying Breastmilk is best!
Mom & Baby need support!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Next Bangkok Baby Wearing Club

The Pilates Studio will be hosting the Bangkok Babywearing Club!

Have a baby or expecting one? Love using baby slings? Want to learn how?

Parents and parents-to-be ...
Join us for slings and coffee at the Bangkok Babywearing Club in our new location at The Pilates Studio.

- Try on slings in our sling library
- Bring your slings for one-on-one help

Friday, July 16
9:30 to 11:30am at The Pilates Studio
THB150 donation to cover the cost of coffee and snacks
For more information contact Cari Chou at (081)855 6418 or email

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Maternal&Child health issue in G8/G20 meeting

In the runup to the G8 and G20 Summits, which it hosted during the last week of June, the Canadian government declared that maternal and child health would be a central focus of the agenda, particularly for the G8. FCI was one of the few international health NGOs that was on the scene in Toronto for these historic meetings, culminating months of advocacy work to ensure that this would be more than just a symbolic step — that the world leaders’ discussion would lead to concrete financial commitments, and that governments will be held accountable for delivering on these commitments. Amy Boldosser, FCI senior advocacy officer, kept colleagues abreast of developments throughout the weekend on Twitter and Facebook, blogged on RH Reality Check and the Blog 4 Global Health, and provided this summary of the summits’ results:

The protestors clashing with police got all the press, but the summits brought important developments for maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, and reproductive health as well. The G8 released the details of its Muskoka Initiative for Maternal and Child Health on Saturday, a five-year, $7.3 billion package for improving maternal, newborn, and child health and increasing access to reproductive health. It is estimated that at least $20 billion is needed to reach the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets for reduction in maternal and child mortality and reproductive health access by 2015. The Muskoka Initiative doesn’t come close to meeting that $20 billion shortfall, but it is an important start.

The UN Secretary-General has launched a Joint Action Plan to Improve the Health of Women and Children, and governments will be asked to make additional commitments to achieve the MDGs by 2015 at the September 2010 UN High-Level Plenary Meeting on the MDGs. The leaders at the G8 and G20 helped put maternal and child health on the map at this critical time, but simply raising awareness is not enough.
While the funds committed may not have been all we hoped for, there were some pleasant surprises in the communiqué details...

To learn more, read Amy's full report on FCI's website
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