The WABA Resource Centre aims to provide an efficient, quality service that is responsive to the needs of the WABA Secretariat and its constituency. It is now among the most comprehensive resource centres of its kind, covering Infant & Young Child Feeding issues in the Asia Pacific region. It's eight (8) major areas are:-
One of our main resources is our Library which includes:-
* Reports, Kits, Handbooks, Children's Readers
* Audio-visual Resources
* Journals and
Topics covered in the collection include Health, Holistic Health Practices, Women's Issues, Children's Issues, Breastfeeding Issues, Infant Feeding and Development Issues.
2. Clearing House/Sales Centre
WABA Resource Centre also manages a Clearing House together with a Sales Centre. These include material especially useful to breastfeeding groups, such as Books, Reports, Brochures, Articles and posters.
The Publications area is one of our active areas. More than 20 publications are available. They include Books, Reports, Brochures, Posters and audio-visual material. For more information, please refer to our Publications Page.
4. Information Technology
With the extensive usage of Information Technology in this day and age, the WABA Resource Centre has a crucial role to consolidate the Library, Publications and IT activities/ services of the WABA secretariat. To achieve this, we are constantly exploring the potential of new information technology, in order to improve our goal of providing and disseminating information.
5. Experts Database
As a Special Project with UNICEF , a Database on Experts in the field of breastfeeding and appropriate infant feeding issues was developed and is maintained by the WABA Resource Centre with the aim of making available, updated information about individuals who are experts on breastfeeding and appropriate infant feeding issues for the purpose of consultancies, resource persons for training, etc.
6. Inter library Networking
In expanding global access to information, the WABA RC is a member of the Penang Libraries Network (PLN). The PLN was set up as a knowledge warehouse portal consisting of an integrated collection of library resources in various public & university libraries within Penang. It is also a form of smart partnership among all librarians of member public and private institutions. The PLN portal is currently accessible at: http://pln.cs.usm.my
To keep our partners informed of breastfeeding issues worldwide, WABALink - a current awareness service covering news, views & resources on the breastfeeding movement, is produced on a quarterly basis. It is also available online.
8. Web - networking
In line with WABA's role of information sharing & networking, the WABA Resource Centre manages the organisational website which serves as an online advocacy and outreach tool to update and exchange information.