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Lancet Breastfeeding online event

When: Friday, 10 February 2023
Where: Online Event
Start time:10:00

Carla Bernardo

Manager: Communication and Engagement

DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security



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Series on Breastfeeding”, examining how the marketing of commercial milk formulae for infants and young children undermines breastfeeding.

Professor Linda Richter, Wits University, is co-author of the Series. Dr Chantell Witten, University of the Western Cape, is co-author on the Commentary.  


Moderator: Dr Chantell Witten – Lead for the Infant and Young Child Feeding Advocacy Project, CoE-FS


Professor Jose Frantz, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation, UWC

SACSoWACH word of support

First Lady of South Africa Dr Tshepo Motsepe

World Health Organization global launch video

CoE-FS and CoE-HUMAN introduction

Professor Julian May (CoE-FS Director), and Justin du Toit (CoE-HUMAN Centre Manager)

Panel discussion, and Q&As

  • Associate Professor Tracey Naledi – Deputy Dean: Health Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
  • Professor Tanya Doherty – South African Medical Research Council, and School of Public Health, UWC
  • Professor Linda Richter – CoE-HUMAN, and Distinguished Research Fellow at the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa
  • Nzama Mbalati – Head: Healthy Living Alliance
  • Nicolette Henney – Assistant Director, Western Cape Department of Health

The Family Larsson Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF)

Dr Katharina Lichtner – Managing Director, FLRF

Presentation from the Ambassador of Switzerland to South Africa

His Excellency Dr Nicholas Brühl

Closing remarks

Dr Chantell Witten

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