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Nicaragua: Friendly Hospitals for Children and Women


Through the Mother and Child Health Programme of the 2013-2018 Country Programme, WFP supports the Government, UNICEF and other partners to ensure that the hospitals in the municipalities where WFP works are certified "Friendly Health Units for Children and Women." This means these hospitals protect, promote and support breastfeeding practices. To be certified, the health units must also show improvement in the quality of prenatal control, attention during labor, and immediate care of the newborn with the aim of reducing mother-child mortality rates.