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A new resource for advocates: webinar series on the WHO Code

A new resource for advocates: webinar series on the WHO Code and global guidance on marketing infant foods

This summer, ARCH partnered with the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network to host a webinar series on the global policies which protect families against inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children. Full video recordings of these webinar presentations are now available for anyone interested in learning about the regulatory and policy environment around breastfeeding and complementary feeding. 

This series begins with an overview of the World Health Organization’s International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and the history of its implementation since adoption by the World Health Assembly in 1981. It continues with a discussion of current issues in child nutrition advocacy,  including the role of the new Guidance on Ending the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children in the application and enforcement of the Code. 

A Civil Society Guide to: The International Code of Marketing of Breast milk Substitutes and new Global Guidance on Marketing Infant Foods was designed to empower civil society colleagues with the necessary information for upholding global guidelines to protect infants and young children.

Read a description of each webinar and access video recordings below.

WEBINAR 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE BMS CODE

The International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (the Code): As relevant as ever. Although the Code was adopted by the World Health Assembly in 1981, there have been a number of subsequent resolutions (including WHA 69.9 of May 2016) that are also an important part of the Code. With a great deal of global focus on the importance of nutrition in the first 1000 days, the Code, in its entirety, is as relevant today as it was all those years ago. This webinar is designed to outline the Code for both beginners and those wanting a refresher as to its content and interpretation and empower you to continue advocacy for the Code in national legislation. Presented by David Clark, legal adviser for UNICEF and Code expert.

 
WEBINAR 2: WHA 69.9 RESOLUTION AND IMPLICATIONS

The Code now clearly includes follow-up formula and Growing-Up milks: What does this mean?
Over the years, new products have come onto the market aimed for feeding of older infants and young children. These include a range of milk products whose market has grown exponentially. Only last year, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution (WHA 69.9) that now clearly categorises these products as being breastmilk substitutes and requires them to comply with the Code. This critical issue is on the current agenda of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU). This webinar is designed to fill you in on this category of products, why they are now explicitly part of the Code, and what it means for countries and programmes. It will empower you to be able to advocate in country for both national legislation to be expanded and for active Codex engagement towards the December 2017 CCNFSDU meeting. Presented by Jane Badham, consultant to Helen Keller International’s ARCH project.

 
WEBINAR 3: NEW GUIDANCE ON INAPPROPRIATE PROMOTION OF FOODS

With infant and young child feeding under the global spotlight the World Health Assembly of 2016, as part of WHA 69.9, welcomed guidance from the WHO as to what constitutes the inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children. This includes the growing and diverse complementary food market. This webinar is designed to share with you the new guidance and what it means using practical examples so as to empower you to advise a wide range of stakeholders on this important topic. Presented by Jane Badham, consultant to Helen Keller International’s ARCH project.

 


Baby Matters: Topics in Prenatal & Pediatric Medicine – Register now!

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The commercialization of human milk

The commercialization of human milk

by Jodine Chase
1.25 E CERPS and 1.25 pre-exam education hours

Non-profit human milk banks in North America dispensed over 4 million ounces of human milk in 2015 for infants in need. That sounds like a lot of milk, and it is an increase of 10 fold since the turn of the century. But in the same year, two competing US companies say they processed a similar amount of milk for commercial human milk products. One says they bought 1 million ounces at $1/oz that year. And a third company that offers a web-based brokerage for private buyers and sellers claims to have 10,000 ads offering 45 million ounces of milk at any given time. A Utah-based company is paying women in Cambodia for their milk and reselling it in the US. Infant formula companies are looking to extract human milk components to enhance their products, and the for-profit trend is expanding beyond the US’s borders into Canada, Australia, and beyond. Learn more about this human milk marketplace – what are the products being sold, and how to do they compare to traditional human donor milk? What are the options for families that wish to donate or sell milk, and for those in need?

http://www.ilactation.com/ethics-extravaganza-2017/speakers-ethics-extravaganza-2017#JodineChase


Lactation Certification Review Course – Register now!

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27th Annual Art of Breastfeeding – Save the date!

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2017 Breastfeeding Symposium – Save the Date

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2017 Breastfeeding Symposium

Location:

The Education Center at Eastern AHEC
2600 W. Arlington Blvd.
Greenville, NC

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Presenter(s):

Multi-faculty

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Categories
Allied Health, Nursing
 

NC’s Business Case for Breastfeeding May 11 and May 31

NCBC Community! You won’t want to miss these webinars with the renowned Cathy Carothers. Register now for both events. Thanks to DPH for organizing these.


Breastfeeding in Public in NC-It’s Legal

“This power point was originally created as a staff training tool for Cone Health. It has since been adapted to reach a broader audience and may be used for education, but not sold.”

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ABC Save the Date

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Maternal & Infant Best Practices in 2017 – Northwest AHEC

Wake Forest School of Medicine and Northwest Area Health Education Center
Maternal & Infant Best Practices in 2017 - Registration Open!

Registration is open for Maternal & Infant Best Practices in 2017  – June 8
 

This one-day statewide video conference will focus on best practices in both maternal and infant health in 2017.

Target Audience: Nurses, social workers, educators, nurse practitioners and others interested in maternal and infant health.

 

Maternal & Infant Best Practices in 2017 – June 8
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