World Breastfeeding Week 2014 Celebration Event Breastfeeding rate on discharge stands firmly at over 80% while conditions facilitating exclusive breastfeeding still waits to be improved

Hong Kong, 26 July 2014 – The Department of Health, Hospital Authority and UNICEF Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association (UNICEF BFHIHKA) organized World Breastfeeding Week 2014 Celebration Event today. Results of the latest World Breastfeeding Week Annual Survey 2014 (the Survey) of UNICEF BFHIHKA were released, showing nearly 85% of mothers initiated breastfeeding […]

Children in South Sudan cannot wait for famine before world acts

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JUBA, South Sudan/ HONG KONG, 26 July 2014 – The Executive Directors of UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that children in South Sudan cannot wait any longer before the world takes action, as they met severely malnourished children and their mothers affected by the conflict in the world’s newest country. “The […]

A letter from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week 2014

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Hong Kong, 25 July 2014 – Giving all children the best start in life begins with breastfeeding – one of the simplest, smartest, and most cost-effective ways we have of supporting healthier children, stronger families, and sustainable growth. © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0349/Asselin World Breastfeeding Week highlights the vital role breastfeeding plays in the lives of children and […]


HKU announces a “Children of 1997” cohort study showing breastfeeding’s impact on Hong Kong’s public health Baby Friendly Action Joint Declaration signed on site to urge for immediate implementation of the HK Code

HONG KONG, 15 July 2014 —Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) conducted a “Children of 1997” cohort study, which shows that formula-fed children have greater risk to suffer from short-term to medium-term illness, bringing heavier burden to public health of Hong Kong. The exclusive breastfeeding rate of Hong […]


UNICEF HK Ambassador Guo Jing-jing submits about 3,000 petition signatures to Dr Ko Wing-man, urging for full implementation of the Hong Kong Code

HONG KONG, 15 July 2014 —Two breastfeeding mothers, Ms Judy Chen, Chairman of the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK), and Ms Guo Jing-jing, UNICEF HK Ambassador, represented Baby Friendly Action to submit about 3,000 petition signatures collected from organizations and the public to Dr Ko Wing-man, Secretary for Food and Health today. Together […]