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4th World Breastfeeding Conference

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On behalf of The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), It’s our pleasure to announce the Fourth World Breastfeeding Conference (WBC 4) organized by IBFAN Arab World (IAW). The WBC4 will take place from the 12th to 14th March 2023 in InterContinental Citystars hotel in the beautiful city of Cairo, Egypt. Despite the continuous effortsLeer más »4th World Breastfeeding Conference

Beyond football – Pelé’s humanitarian dimension and support for breastfeeding

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Beyond football – Pelé’s humanitarian dimension and support for breastfeeding As we all mourn the loss of Pelé, regarded by many as the world’s greatest football player ever,  CLICK HERE for a piece from Kul Gautam, a former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, explaining more about Pelé’s humanitarian work and his support in the 1980s and 90s for a UNICEF… Leer más »Beyond football – Pelé’s humanitarian dimension and support for breastfeeding

The Abbott Powdered Formula Scandal

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After the global recall of potentially contaminatedAbbott powdered formulas and one human milkfortifier, many questions remained unanswered.Abbott used the media to deny responsibility,deceive the public and denigrate critics.It is important to place the facts on record beforethey are buried. Each question is answered by asummary of the facts and provides further evidencebacked up by referencesLeer más »The Abbott Powdered Formula Scandal

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Adoption of front-of-pack nutrition warnings can help decrease obesity, cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and some cancers in the Americas

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RENO, Nev. — The adoption of best practice front-of-pack nutrition labeling in more countries of  Americas can help reduce poor-nutrition related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure and some cancers in the region, a recent study led by researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) suggests. The study, published today in the Lancet Regional Health Americas, examined the evolution… Leer más »Adoption of front-of-pack nutrition warnings can help decrease obesity, cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and some cancers in the Americas

WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety – why does it fail to protect babies?

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As you know, IBFAN greatly values WHO’s efforts to protect maternal and child health and its clear wish to strengthen Member States’ food safety capacity. However, following the launch of the WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety on Monday we feel we must express our concerns that private sector interests are unduly influencing and risk undermining WHO’s normative work. The StrategyLeer más »WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety – why does it fail to protect babies?

IBFAN defends Mexico’s warning label against food industry attacks

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The ultra-processed products and sugary drinks industry is seeking, through injunctions, to delay and eliminate Mexico’s  front warning labeling, putting their commercial interests before the health of Mexicans. despite the fact that the front warning labeling that is supported by national and international organizations, and has shown to be a tool that could help  curb the obesity and diabetes crisis that Mexico is going through. IBFAN… Leer más »IBFAN defends Mexico’s warning label against food industry attacks

COP27

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I deeply believe that COP27 is an opportunity to showcase unity against an existential threat that we can only overcome through concerted action and effective implementation.

WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety – why does it fail to protect babies?

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As you know, IBFAN greatly values WHO’s efforts to protect maternal and child health and its clear wish to strengthen Member States’ food safety capacity. However, following the launch of the WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety on Monday we feel we must express our concerns that private sector interests are unduly influencing and risk undermining WHO’s normative work. The Strategy was launched at the same time as the 14th multi-stakeholder World… Leer más »WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety – why does it fail to protect babies?