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LactaHub is an emerging open access knowledge platform, providing scientific and evidence-based information for health professionals, decision makers and researchers working in the field of breastfeeding and breastmilk.
LactaHub is a partnership project of The Global Health Network (University of Oxford) and the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation, where scientific and evidence-based knowledge about breastfeeding and breastmilk will be brought together and made freely available in a structured, practice-oriented manner.
LactaHub aims to foster thriving communities of practice in the field of breastfeeding that are intended to develop and evolve with the communities of health and research professionals.
We believe there should be global equity in who benefits from health research and the evidence it generates. By providing access to the best possible information and evidence, this platform strives to ensure that every mother and child benefit from the best guidance and knowledge available.
--- TRUDIE LANG, PHD (PUBLIC HEALTH), PROFESSOR OF GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH, DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR OF THE GLOBAL HEALTH NETWORK, CENTRE OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND GLOBAL HEALTH, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD , SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW AT GREEN TEMPLETON COLLEGE
The knowledge being produced in the field of breastfeeding and breastmilk is often fractured, and trying to locate it can be quite time consuming. It can also be difficult to discern between scientific or evidence-based versus opinion-based information. LactaHub allows practitioners to access objective information that has been verified by an independent editorial board, from one central location.
--- KATHARINA LICHTNER, PHD, MANAGING DIRECTOR, FAMILY LARSSON-ROSENQUIST FOUNDATION
The LactaHub partnership project further enhances the work of The Global Health Network and its collaborators on mother and child health and the first 1,000 days, whilst the LactaHub platform serves as a practical resource focused specifically on breastfeeding and breastmilk.
Our aim for LactaHub is to create a central repository and a new channel for vital knowledge transfer among professionals focused on breastfeeding and consequently improved mother and child health, anywhere in the world. With its experience and focus on sustainable health solutions through knowledge sharing, The Global Health Network is the natural collaboration partner for realising this aim.
--- GÖRAN LARSSON, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, FAMILY LARSSON-ROSENQUIST FOUNDATION
Are you working in healthcare, policy or research with an interest in breastfeeding and the first 1,000 days? We invite you to join this new community!
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LactaHub aims to become a central, trusted source for scientific and evidence-based breastfeeding intelligence – both by simplifying the search and retrieval for relevant information and streamlining connections between people and information.
As LactaHub grows and evolves, users can look forward to:
Accessing important data and resources easily and freely
- Breastfeeding and breastmilk knowledge will be reviewed by an independent scientific editorial board and continuously curated by experts
- Expanding, evidence-based resources will include peer-reviewed articles, practitioner toolkits, implementation frameworks and more
Collaborating with peers, without physical or financial borders
- In this dedicated space, professionals will be able to meet to share experiences, expand their networks or join together on partnership projects
- Knowledge can be exchanged quickly and easily between specialists from diverse regions and backgrounds
Learning or mentoring others
- Convenient access to a growing selection of educational courses/programmes focused on practice, policy, and implementation