COPS Indicator 12: Implementation of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in at least one local health facility
|1||Antigua and Barbuda||BFHI never implemented : National Implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative 2017||Not Implemented||http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/255197/9789241512381-eng.pdf;jsessionid=9CC6FC7EEE5855A74D1184E798C2C8F9?sequence=1||1|
|2||Bahamas||Ministry seeks to train hospital and clinic staff who come into contact with mothers and infants. However, no hospital has been BFHI certified. |
Supporting Evidence: Baby Friendly Hospitals Initiative.
|3||Barbados||QEH Hospital was BFHI recertified in 2017, Year started: 2000 - 2001. Percentage of maternity facilities ever certified, up to 2010 : 33% : Loop News Barbados Article - 'QEH recertified as baby-friendly hospital'||Implemented||https://barbados.loopnews.com/content/qeh-recertified-baby-friendly-hospital||1|
|4||Belize||2 out of 10 hospitals/maternity facilities (20%) were certified as Baby friendly within 5 years of the WBTI 2016 assessment - 7 facilities were certified between 2008 & 2012 - Email correspondence from Dr. Audrey Morris, PAHO : World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTI) - National Assessment Belize 2016 . ||Implemented||https://www.sanpedrosun.com/health/2012/08/21/western-regional-hospital-to-be-officially-certified-as-mother-baby-friendly-hospital/||1|
|5||Dominica||Initial Implementation of BFHI was : 1997 - 1998, Percentage certified: 43%. Since 2008 no hospitals have been certified or re-certified therefore while implementation was done in 1998 all facilities have lost certification : The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean: Current status, challenges, and opportunities||Not Implemented||http://iris.paho.org/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456789/18830/9789275118771_eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y||1|
|6||Grenada||Grenada is actively working towards BFHI certification according to correspondence from Dr. Audrey Morris , PAHO : The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean: Current status, challenges, and opportunities - PAHO 2016||Partially Implemented||http://iris.paho.org/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456789/18830/9789275118771_eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y||1|
|7||Guyana||Implementation of BFHI: Year started: 2006 - 2007, Percentage certified: 14.3%. Correspondence from Dr. Audrey Morris, PAHO indicated that 11 facilities in Guyana were certified/recertified in 2015-2016. : "National Implementation of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative 2017"||Implemented||http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/255197/1/9789241512381-eng.pdf||1|
|8||Haiti||BFHI first implemented in 2000. Only 4% of Haitian hospitals have obtained BFHI certification and within the last 5 years only 4% of hospitals have been BFHI certified : National Implementation of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative 2017||Implemented||http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/255197/9789241512381-eng.pdf;jsessionid=9CC6FC7EEE5855A74D1184E798C2C8F9?sequence=1||1|
|9||Jamaica||5 facilities currently have BFHI certification. 1 hospital received certification in 2015, 1 in 2018 and 3 in 2019. |
Supporting Evidence: National Implementation of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative 2017 - http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/255197/9789241512381-eng.pdf?sequence=1
Supporting Evidence: Three more hospitals certified as baby-friendly.
|10||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Email correspondence from Dr. Audrey Morris, PAHO, suggests they are actively working towards BFHI certification. - Previously tried to implement it without success : National Implementation of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative 2017||Partially Implemented||http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/255197/9789241512381-eng.pdf?sequence=1||1|