The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) are urging global leaders to do more to protect caregivers and healthcare workers in “humanitarian settings” from unethical marketing practices used by the formula industry.
More than half of parents and pregnant women (51%) surveyed for a new WHO/UNICEF report say they have been targeted with marketing from formula milk companies, much of which is in breach of international standards on infant feeding practices.
Access to Nutrition Initiative (ATNI) has launched its fourth assessment of the marketing policies and practices of the world’s largest manufacturers of formulas and foods for infants and young children.
A group consisting of the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and NGOs working to improve infant and young child nutrition said it is disappointed by the response of manufacturers of breastmilk substitutes (BMS) to its global Call to Action.
The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and other civil society organizations have published a Call to Action, calling on manufacturers of breast-milk substitutes to take steps towards full implementation...