The theme for this year's celebration is 'SUSTAINING BREAST FEEDING TOGETHER'.
The Institute of Child Health College of Medical Sciences University of Benin celebrates the 2017 World Breast Feeding Week in the following ways:
(I). Talk- I on Radio - Live phone-in programme on Edo Broadcasting Service (EBS) Radio on 'Sustaining Breastfeeding Together. Date: Tuesday 1st August by 1pm. Featuring Prof C. O Eregie.
(II). Talk - II on Radio - Live phone-in programme on Radio Nigeria Bronze 101.5 FM on 'Sustaining Breastfeeding Together'. Date: Wednesday 2nd August by 11.05am. Featuring Prof C. O Eregie, Prof A. E Sadoh, and others.
(III). Talk - III on Radio - Live phone-in programme in 'pidgin English' on Independent Television/ Radio (ITV/Radio) on 'Sustaining Breastfeeding Together'. Date: Thursday 3rd August by 3.05 pm. Featuring Prof A. E Sadoh, and others.
(IV). A Symposium scheduled as follows:
Agenda: Three Resource Persons to speak on Breast Feeding.
(a). Mr Bright Ogofure (Senior Plaster Technician University of Benin Teaching Hospital Benin City) who will give a short speech on his family experience on exclusive breastfeeding and his support to breastfeeding.
(b). Mrs Tessy Eyakwanor (Chief Nursing Officer, Institute of Child Health, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria).
(c). A Seminar on the Theme for the 2017 World Breast Feeding Week - 'SUSTAINING BREAST FEEDING TOGETHER' to be delivered by Prof C. O. Eregie (MBBS, FWACP, FMCPaed, FRCPCH (UK), Cert. ORT (Oxford), MSc (Religious Education); Professor of Child Health and Neonatology & Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist University of Benin/ University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City Nigeria.
Target Audience: Expectant & Nursing Mothers, Health Care Providers, Hospital Administrators, members of the University of Benin and University of Benin Teaching Hospital Community and the Press.
Date: Friday 4th August 2017.
Time: 9 am prompt.
Venue: Institute of Child Health Seminar Room, Oba Akenzua Complex, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria.