World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi)
Assessment tool and guidebook
The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) is a unique tool, which tracks 10 indicators of policy and programmes that support women to be successful in breastfeeding.It helps a country to assess and report gaps as well as launch a ‘Call to Action’ for the Governments to bridge the gaps. WBTi encourages re-assessment every 3 to 5 years to study trends.
The guidebook provides information about the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) and its various components with a background, objectives and details of action at country level. The WBT has been developed by the Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) and IBFAN Asia to document the status and benchmark the progress of implementation of the document the gaps, and generate action in the country to bridge the gaps.
WBTi provides objective scoring and colour coding to it’s 10 indicators of policy & programmes. Each indicator is scored out of a maximum of 10 and gets the colour code as Red, Yellow, Blue, and Green in ascending order of performance based on the WBTi guideline. In addition to the Country Reports, the WBTi has produced several summary and topic-specific reports.
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