Ibfan Articles

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

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?

Breastfeeding International Emergency Response with IBFAN Pakistan Report

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June 2022,  The worst .floods in Pakistan‘s  history put a third of the country under water and  killed 1,717 people.   The monsoon rains, melting glaciers and severe heat wave were all linked to climate change. It is the world’s deadliest flood since the 2020 South Asian floods.  IBFAN Pakistan is  providing health, nutrition and breastfeeding counselling, and education on avoiding ultra-processed products and eating healthy local foods. Photo: Magdalena Whoolery.   Please send donations marked PAKISTAN. Following Pakistan’s unprecedented Monsoon flooding, IBFAN… Leer más »Breastfeeding International Emergency Response with IBFAN Pakistan Report

WABA | WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2022, COMING SOON

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World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals and organisations dedicated to the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide. Annually, WABA coordinates and organises the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) between Aug 1-7. Since 2016, we have aligned our WBW campaign to United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call this WBW-SDGsLeer más »WABA | WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2022, COMING SOON

Against warning labels on junk food in Mexico How Switzerland danced to the Nestlé tune

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Mexico has implemented black STOP-style signs on unhealthy foods to combat the country’s rampant obesity trend. However, the project was met with fierce resistance from multinational companies and their host states. At the forefront: Nestlé and Switzerland. Documents and e-mail exchanges show how willingly the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs jumped in to defend the food giant’s commercial interests against Mexico’s health policy. According… Leer más »Against warning labels on junk food in Mexico How Switzerland danced to the Nestlé tune

Global Alert

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These articles do not answer all the key questions about microbial contamination ofpowdered formulas. They do not propose mandatory measures to prevent further deathsand outbreaks of debilitating disease. IBFAN calls for regulatory action that is long overdue. The ten questions below explain thereasons why.