World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action - April, 2014

World Health Day
Small Bites, Big Threats


World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) celebrated the World Health Day 2014. The main theme of that day was Vector- borne diseases. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action shared that Vector-borne diseases are infectious diseases spread by intermediate organisms, such as insects and snails that transmit viruses, parasites, and bacteria to humans. These diseases cause a high burden of illness and death for individuals, their families, and communities, especially in poorer countries; they lead to school absenteeism, Worsening of poverty, a negative impact on the economic productivity, high health costs and overloaded health systems in countries.

Reference: WABA website