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A list of useful links related to the first 1000 days of life:


Action -a global partnership of advocacy organisations working to influence policy and mobilise resources to fight diseases of poverty and improve equitable access to health services.

Academy of Breast feeding and Medicine - A worldwide organisation of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breast feeding and human lactation.

GAIN -The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an international organisation driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition.

Global Health Action -Global Health Action is a 501(c)3 nonprofit international health and development organisation based in Atlanta, Georgia. The mission of Global Health Action is to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities in under-served parts of the world through community-based health programmes and livelihood opportunities.

USDoHHS - The US Dept. of Health and Human Services

HmHb -Improving the health and safety of mothers, babies and families through education and collaborative partnerships of public and private organisations.

NCEMCH- National Center for Education, Maternal and Child Health

The First 1000 Days - UK-based charity to support parents and information on the significance of the first 1,000 days

Pathfinder - the official web site for global leader in sexual and reproductive health

PAI -Population Action International advocates for women and families to have access to contraception in order to improve their health, reduce poverty and protect their environment.

RMCHSA -Supporting communities to demand quality maternal and child health services and hold health services accountable.

Save the Children -the official web site for the organisation Save the Children

THP - Website for the Hunger Project

UNICEF- the official web site for UNICEF

The World Food Program - the World Food Program USA web site

WHO - The web site for the World Health Organisation (WHO) arm of paediatric research


South African Government Publications, legislation and services available for women, children and families, relating to the following areas:

10 years of Freedom, Implications for Women: A Review


Breastfeeding and Re-Establishing a breast feeding culture


The Children's Act

Early Childhood Development Report


Specialist Hospitals in Cape Town:

Red Cross War Memorial Hospital

Mowbray Maternity


Organisations in Cape Town doing incredible work:


Cape Town Embrace

Peninsula School Feeding Scheme


Anthropology Blogs and Web sites

Centre for Medical Humanities- the blog for the centre for medical humanities at Durham

Savage Minds- notes and queries in anthropology

Somatosphere- A collaborative web site covering the intersections of medical anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural psychiatry, psychology and bio ethics.