Werner Schultink is associate director in the program division of UNICEF in New York and chief of nutrition. He joined UNICEF in April 1999 and has held a number of senior positions both at headquarters in New York, where he was a senior nutrition adviser, and in the India country office, where he led the child development and nutrition section.
Breast-feeding is often overlooked as a key lifesaving intervention, especially in emergencies. At next week’s summit, protecting, promoting and supporting breast-feeding during emergency situations must be on the agenda. WHO's Francesco Branca and UNICEF's Werner Schultink explain why — and how.