OUR FUNDING POLICY
Considerations supporting our funding policy:
1- IBFAN’s independence Rationale: Relations with commercial actors and the private sector may create conflicts of interest, lead to biased judgment and decisions, and damage IBFAN’s ability to advocate for women’s right to impartial information on infant and young child feeding; advocate for realization of the child’s right to the highest attainable standard of health; hold corporations accountable for their actions and demand compliance with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.
2- IBFAN’s integrity and reputation:
Rationale: Funding from any for-profit entities can lead to loss of reputation and raise questions about IBFAN’s integrity.
3- Solidarity with other social movement partners:Rationale: IBFAN’s work on breastfeeding and young child feeding is just one element in the global action to ensure an environment in which children can survive and reach the highest attainable standard of health.
IN LINE WITH ITS 7 PRINCIPLES
IBFAN does not seek or accept funds, donations, gifts or sponsorship from manufacturers or distributors (or their trusts or foundations) of infant and young child feeding and related products.