IBFAN

Proud to receive the
"ALTERNATIVE NOBEL PRIZE"

our awards

ALTERNATIVE NOBEL PRIZE

IBFAN is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the 1998 Right Livelihood Award (RLA). The Award, commonly known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”, was presented recently in Stockholm, Sweden. IBFAN shares the award with a Chilean activist, an American environmentalist and two peace workers from the war-torn Balkans.

RIGTH LIVE LIHOOD AWARD

“IBFAN’s untiring efforts in the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding have been an important contribution to infant and young child health and survival. In addition, the organization’s constant monitoring of company compliance with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes indicates that much remains to be done to protect parents and health professionals from commercial pressures to feed infants artificially.”

congratulations

“I send you my sincerest congratulations with this award. The ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ is a recognition of your work and I want to join in this recognition of your committed efforts to work for the rights of mothers, for healthy growth and development of infants, for improved health of children and women. … I will continue to enhance and facilitate your activities as one of the challenges to improve the health of children and women."
Eveline Herfkens
“IBFAN’s untiring efforts in the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding have been an important contribution to infant and young child health and survival. In addition, the organization’s constant monitoring of company compliance with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes indicates that much remains to be done to protect parents and health professionals from commercial pressures to feed infants artificially.”
Carol Bellamy