Series 15, May 2016  


International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) gathers strength from Asia, Europe and United Kingdom for conflict of interest capacity building in public interest


IBFAN Asia (Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India, BPNI), New Delhi; in collaboration with IBFAN?GIFA, Geneva; and Baby Milk Action (BMA), Cambridge organized a capacity building workshop on conflicts of interest in London in December 2015. The overall aim of the workshop was to help strengthen safeguards for integrity, independence and trustworthiness of public interest actors and adequately address corporate and other undue influences through effective CoI legislative and policy measures nationally and internationally.



Are e- marketing companies making profits at the cost of infant lives?


IBFAN Asia as part of their compliance to the Indian law protecting breastfeeding releases a series titled “Breaking the Law-Undermining Breastfeeding” periodically. With increasing penetration of internet and launching of E-marketing portals people are finding online purchase of consumer products very convenient. E-marketing websites are increasingly being used by formula and infant food as well as feeding bottle companies to market their products and blatantly violating the provisions of promotion under the Indian law. This series exposes such examples of baby formula and food e-marketing.



Registration opens for the 2nd World Breastfeeding Conference 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa



The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) in partnership with the Department of Health, Government of Republic of South Africa, will be hosting the Second World Breastfeeding Conference 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

The Conference will call for committed action and provide a platform for breastfeeding advocates, governments, scientists, civil society organisations, UN agencies, international organizations, research institutions, public interest groups, and other stakeholders to discuss and share experiences. It will provide opportunity to review the global investment promises for maternal, infant and young child nutrition in light of resolutions from the 65th World Health Assembly of 2012, and to generate ideas for further resource mobilization and/or strengthening of interventions.

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International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Asia News-wire is an electronic resource- lead, which will give you the most reliable and updated information on issues related to feeding of babies. The purpose of this newswire is to mobilize public opinion and generate demands for creating support for women to breastfeed. This news-wire will be a regular feature for sharing examples of action across Asia.

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