ICDC consultants in Timor Leste to promote Code implementation

ICDC Consultants with WHO & UNICEF officials after a meeting with MoH that WHO hosted

Invited and organised by UNICEF, ICDC consultants, Annelies Allain (Director) and Yeong Joo Kean (Legal Advsior) were in Dili, Timor Leste to promote Code implementation from 26 November to 4 December. The purpose of the mission was to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and UNICEF in how to give effect to the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (Code) in Timor-Leste within a suitable social, economic, political and legislative framework. 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 nutritional status of infants and young children in the country.