February 2016

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For the first time ever, ICDC’s training incorporated an element of competition for participants. Put together at the 11th hour to spice up a planned field trip on the last day of a capacity building workshop, the inaugural “Amazing Code Race” was held in Jakarta on 28 January 2016. ...

Conflict of interest (CoI) stems from a conflict between two or more conflicting or divergent interests within a person, an organization, or an institution of trust. It usually involves the conflict(s) between a fiduciary duty (e.g. for an individual or organisation responsible for public health to promote breastfeeding) and a private or secondary interest (e.g. to promote formula-feeding because of benefits received from industry). ...

The 3rd edition of our annotated compilation of the International Code of Breastmilk Substitutes and relevant World Health Assembly (WHA) resolutions has just returned from the printers. This latest edition, released to coincide with the New Year, contains the full Code as well as all relevant WHA resolutions and the latest 2014 WHA decision on maternal, infant and young child nutrition. ...