Are you familiar with “the Code?”

February 22, 2010. Posted in: Blog Posts

International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.

IBFAN (The International Baby Food Action Network) works to achieve universal implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent, relevant Resolutions of the World Health Assembly and to encourage all appropriate parties to abide by them.

If you ever have the chance to go to a NABA code training workshop, take it!

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