June 2018

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The 71th World Health Assembly (21-26 May, 2018) has generated much controversy, especially around the latest infant and young child feeding resolution. Prior to the WHA, representatives from IBFAN (Baby Milk Action, INFACT Canada, and GIFA) participated in the 142nd WHO Executive Board meeting in January, and along the way provided technical support to Member States on drafting a resolution that aimed to protect optimal infant and young child feeding....

Every two years since 1986, ICDC has been publishing the State of the Code by Country (SOCC), an easy-to-view chart that tracks the status of national implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and relevant World Health Assembly (WHA) resolutions (“the International Code”) worldwide. ...

An overview of IBFAN-ICDC’s “Breaking the Rules, Stretching the Rules 2017” was featured in the latest issue (Vol 8 No 2, 2017) of World Nutrition, the journal of the World Public Health Nutrition Association (WPHNA)....