ICDC consultants in Timor-Leste for a second visit to promote code implementation

Timor Leste ready to give effect to the International Code to protect breastfeeding

Subsequent to the first visit in November 2018, ICDC consultants made a second visit to Dili, Timor-Leste from 11 to 15 February. The purpose of the mission was to provide technical support to the government and UNICEF on giving effect to the International Code in ways that fit the social, economic, political and legislative framework of Timor-Leste. The mission included a capacity building workshop. The implementation of the Code aims to regulate the marketing of baby foods and related products in Timor-Leste, and to provide a legal framework to support national strategies to promote, protect and support breastfeeding to improve the dire nutritional status of infants and young children in the country.

Legal Advisor showing examples of labelling violations of the International Code

Medical doctor from the National Hospital shares her experience

Representative from Alola Foundation reminds everyone that there is company presence in healthcare facilities

Officials thinking hard in the working groups

UNICEF Rep Valerie Taton and WHO Country Rep Dr. Rajesh Pandav address participants and remind them the importance of Code implementation

Beginning of the orientation on the International Code