Children who are breastfed have reduced risk of acute and chronic illness and improved cognitive outcomes, resulting in higher educational achievement and earning potential compared with non-breastfed children. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for six months, including initiation within the first hour of life, and that they are continue to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond. Breastfeeding can help save 800,000 lives every year universally. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from
The Department of Nursing at The Indus Hospital bi-annually hosts a two-week course in Paediatric Oncology Nursing. Each year local and international participants attend the course to build their knowledge and capacity in managing children with cancer by improving their skills and learning new techniques and methodologies to administer medications and chemotherapy drugs, nutrition, nursing care and psychological support.