Country Leadership of Nutrition Policy and Financing (RESULTS IC, Sat 9am) - Shared screen with speaker view
Cecilia van Wijk
Thank you Xochitl and Sabina!
Amy Stern
Amy from New York
Sabina Rogers
WHA = World Health Assembly --- WHO
Cecilia van Wijk
Thank you, Sabina!
Xochitl Sanchez, ACTION, USA
For those just joining, Welcome! We'd love to know where you are from!
Elsbeth Brown, Phila PA
Elsbeth Brown, Philadelphia PA
Cecilia van Wijk
Sounds great, Francesca!
Cecilia van Wijk
Welcome, Allan!
Xochitl Sanchez, ACTION, USA
Part 1 Reminder of our Anti-oppression Values Statement: RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people. Together we use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. Poverty cannot end as long as oppression exists. We commit to opposing all forms of oppression, including racism, classism, colonialism, white saviorism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, and religious discrimination. At RESULTS we pledge to create space for all voices, including those of us who are currently experiencing poverty. We will address oppressive behavior in our interactions, families, communities, work, and world. Our strength is rooted in our diversity of experiences, not in our assumptions.
Xochitl Sanchez, ACTION, USA
Part 2  With unearned privilege comes the responsibility to act so the burden to educate and change doesn’t fall solely on those experiencing oppression. When we miss the mark on our values, we will acknowledge our mistake, seek forgiveness, learn, and work together as a community to pursue equity. There are no saviors — only partners, advocates, and allies. We agree to help make the RESULTS movement a respectful, inclusive space.
Cecilia van Wijk
What were the means of communication that were most successful in getting the 17 mayors to agree to nutrition legislation?
Xochitl Sanchez, ACTION, USA
Thanks for the question Cecilia!
Evi Harmon
For anyone needing closed caption, you can find it here: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=Results3
Beth Wilson, Olalla, WA
To what degree have infant formula companies and their home countries have undermined and continue to undermine the efforts of Kenya to increase the use of breastfeeding for infants?
What were some of the barriers you faced in getting elected officials to accept your asks, and how did you get around these barriers? Thank you
Since breastfeeding is so important to reducing stunting, is the health of the mother also important? Are there cases when mothers are breastfeeding their infants and the babies are still malnourished?
Christie Renner, Colorado, USA
Mr. Ragi, Thank you for the very important presentation. I’m so glad to hear of your success supporting infants. Can you share examples of programs that increase nutrition? How do programs work… do they provide free or subsidized food to rural and urban areas? Where does the food come from? Do people have to qualify to receive food? Is food distributed through schools, community distribution centers, or by other means?
Xochitl Sanchez, ACTION, USA
Thank you for your questions all!
Cecilia van Wijk
Thank you so much, Allan!! Great work!
Anthea Lai
the mothers know that breastfeeding is important, however not all mothers can express milk. which means some mothers get milk from midwives or neighbours. however, amidst the pandemic would this prevent or stop mothers from getting bf milk from others? what’s the solution?
Roxanne Allen
Great job, Francesca!
Xochitl Sanchez, ACTION, USA
Hi everyone, we will be wrapping up the Q&A and taking a photo or screen shot so please turn your cameras on!