At WHO’s Executive Board (EB) meeting in its Geneva HQ last week, the many serious emergencies caused by conflicts and climate events were on everyone’s minds. IBFAN’s role was, once more, to remind everyone of the importance of addressing conflicts of interest and safeguarding and supporting women who want to breastfeed
Protection of breastfeeding throughout all WHO local offices – especially from new strategies such as digital marketing that is out of control. WHO has a key role in ensuring policy coherence in WTO and Codex trade rules.
DIGITAL MARKETING IS OUT OF CONTROL – A STRONG WHA RESOLUTION IS NEEDED TO PROTECT MOTHERS AND BABIES
2024 is a reporting year for Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition so Digital Marketing will be discussed under the “Healthier Populations” agenda item. With so many serious emergencies caused by conflicts
IBFAN has been attending the 46th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC46), the United Nations body created in 1963 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the FAO to develop global food standards.
The notion that the current corporate-led food system is not only safe, but is the only feasible way forward – must be challenged and is why IBFAN takes an active part in negotiations at Codex, the UN Global standards setting body
Some key points that IBFAN will be raising with Member States. 2024 is a reporting year for Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition.With so many serious emergencies caused by conflicts and climate events
This guideline provides global, normative evidence-based recommendations on complementary feeding of infants and young children 6–23 months of age living in low, middle- and high-income countries.
The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, including subsequent relevant resolutions (the Code), aims to contribute to the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants
This Congress was a first for WHO since the Code’s adoption in 1981. For three days, over 400 delegates from 130 countries, worked in Plenary and in regional groups, focusing on how to bring in strong legislation and Conflict of Interest safeguards that could help end predatory marketing.