29 January 2016
The Lancet will publish a "Special Issue on Breastfeeding" on January 29, 2016.

Tremendous progress has been made in the last 15 years and continued progress in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) is critical to advancing the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health and its objectives of Survive, Thrive and Transform which underpin the Every Woman Every Child movement. The survival, health and well-being of women, children and adolescents are essential to ending extreme poverty, promoting development and resilience and on delivering on the new Sustainable Development Goals.

This year The Lancet will produce a set of new evidence focusing on key topics highlighted by the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. This includes the launch of dedicated Series on Stillbirths (January), Breastfeeding (January), a report by The Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing (May), and future Series on Maternal Health, Early Childhood Development, Women’s Health and Maternal and Child Survival. Every Woman Every Child will bring this evidence to the attention of countries and partners in support of the implementation of the Global Strategy.

Join the launch of The Lancet Breastfeeding Series on Friday, January 29 either in person in DC or via webcast—links provided below:

RSVP to the launch here.
RSVP to the launch webcast here.

Watch the live webcast here.

For the advocacy toolkit, key messages, and more, click here.

If you have questions on the Breastfeeding Series please contact Alyson McColl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.