1,000 Days & Partners Submit Joint Statements to WHO Executive Board

The 142nd session of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Executive Board takes place this week (22-27 January 2018) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Executive Board provides direction and input on the World Health Organization’s priorities related to a broad range of health concerns. At this week’s meeting, a biennial report on the Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal, Infant and … Continued

Walmart Expands Paid Leave for Some – But Not All – Workers

Yesterday, Walmart made headlines by announcing – among other things – that it would be expanding its paid parental leave policy. New mothers will now receive 10 weeks of paid leave and new dads will receive 6 weeks. That is, if they are full-time workers. At 1,000 Days, we are pleased to see a corporate … Continued

5 Things You Need to Know About Breastfeeding in Emergencies

Civil unrest and war, natural disasters and epidemics can force families from their homes, limit access to affordable, nutritious foods and clean water, and cause disruptions to basic services—like electricity and health care. Breastfeeding is no easy feat—and when combined with the additional challenges that families face during emergencies, it can seem nearly impossible. These … Continued

1,000 Days Policy Brief: Medicaid & CHIP

We believe that every child in America deserves a healthy first 1,000 days. Because Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are a critical source of health insurance for millions of children and families in the U.S., 1,000 Days supports full federal funding for these programs and a robust benefit package that ensures women … Continued

Guest Post: Supporting New Mothers In The Wake Of Hurricane Maria

This fall, little did I know that my Island, Puerto Rico, would be threatened by two hurricanes. When Hurricane Irma struck, we fortunately managed to avoid a full impact and my community only went without electricity for four days, with no interruption in telecommunications. But then two weeks later, the apocalypse would come to my … Continued

The International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition

Building upon the unprecedented 2013 Nutrition for Growth summit in London, at which $4 billion was committed to high-impact nutrition programs, a global coalition of advocates have come together to keep the pressure on governments and donors to scale up funding for nutrition. The International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) includes a broad array … Continued

Coming Soon: First-Ever Dietary Guidelines for Pregnant Women & Young Children

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently invited 1,000 Days and several other stakeholders to share comments related to the development of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) which will – for the first time ever – include recommendations for pregnant women and children under age two. The public comments, which will be made … Continued

3 Ways Tax Reform Efforts Could Impact America’s Moms and Babies

1,000 Days supports a range of federal programs that are critical for millions of America’s moms and babies during the critical 1,000-day window, or the time from a woman’s pregnancy through her child’s second birthday. Programs like the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant and Children (WIC) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) … Continued

Milan Global Nutrition Summit and SUN Global Gathering Inspire Action

This past week, 1,000 Days traveled to Milan, Italy and Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire to be a part of two groundbreaking events in the global nutrition movement: the Global Nutrition Summit and the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Global Gathering. Milan Global Nutrition Summit In Milan, the Global Nutrition Summit brought forth new commitments from new funders … Continued