Nutrition

The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes

Implementation status

Nutrition seminar
Monday, 5 August 2013
11:00 to 12:00, Salle B

Speaker:

Dr Carmen Casanovas
Technical Officer, Evidence and Programme Guidance, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development

Breastfeeding is one of the most effective interventions to ensure child health and survival. The World Health Organization recommends that all infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life, starting within one hour of life, and receive adequate and safe complementary foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two year of age or beyond.

The implementation and enforcement of the standards and recommendations contained in the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent World Health Assembly Resolutions (the Code) are critical for ensuring an environment that supports proper breastfeeding. Countries are committed to adopt, adapt, implement and measure implementation of the Code. WHO is launching a report on the implementation of the Code available in hard copy, electronic file and as part of the Global Database on Implementation of Nutrition Action (GINA) . In this Seminar, Dr Casanovas will share highlights of the report.

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Evidence and Programme Guidance Unit, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD)

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