Swiss Foundation and Yale School of Public Health Partner to Increase Breastfeeding Globally


The Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation of Zug, Switzerland, has awarded a $680,000 grant to the Yale School of Public Health to develop the Breastfeeding Friendly Country Index to accurately measure the effectiveness and progress of breastfeeding promotional programs around the world.

The project seeks to identify concrete measures that a country can take to sustainably increase its breastfeeding rates. Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Ph.D., professor at the Yale School of Public Health and a breastfeeding expert, is the project’s lead researcher.