|"Where it is not possible for the biological mother to breastfeed, the first alternative, if available, should be the use of human breast milk from other sources. Human milk banks should be made available in appropriate situations."
World Health Organization/United Nations Children's Fund
Why South Africa?
- In 2009 more than 971,556 people in the South Africa receive HIV treatment,
- 310,000 children and adults died of AIDS in South in 2009.
- There about 1, 900,000 Orphans in South Africa with HIV/AIDs compared to 1.4 million orphans with AIDS/HIV in 2007.
View printable poster from iThemba Lethu milk bank director, Penny Reimers, on the need for donor milk in South Africa.
In addition to providing milk to South Africa, we hope to continue to expand our efforts to serve infants in urgent need around the world. Due to the incredible support of our milk donors, the international community, and Quick International Courier, IBMP was able to make an emergency shipment to the Philippines after the devastating effects of typhoon Ondoy and to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.
U.S Global Health Policy ( 2010). Retrieved from http://www.globalhealthfacts.org/topic.jsp?i=6