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Jun 08 2021

Nutrition 2021, the annual conference of the American Society of Nutrition, will feature a variety of Alive & Thrive-supported research as the conference goes entirely online June 7-10. Oral and poster presentations will be available beginning June 7 on demand; registration is required to view the complete presentations.

Jun 04 2021

In the final part of this four-part series, David looks ahead: What can we do to achieve full implementation of the Code? And how can we otherwise promote, protect and support breastfeeding?

Jun 03 2021

In Part 3 of a four-part series celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Code, David Clark discusses what each of us can do to support efforts to implement the Code.

Jun 02 2021

In Part 2 of a four-part series celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Code, David Clark traces the history of the Code.

Jun 01 2021

By Constance Ching

Constance Ching is a Technical Consultant on Code Advocacy and Implementation to the Alive & Thrive regional program in Southeast Asia, and former Program Manager of IBFAN-ICDC.

May 31 2021

In Part 1 of a four-part series on the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the Code, David Clark discusses what's at stake: the past 40 years have only confirmed, again and again, that there is no substitute for breastmilk. The lives of millions of infants and children and their mothers and, indeed, all members of of societies around the world, are harmed by inappropriate marketing of breastmilk substitutes.
Kathy Shats

May 31 2021

Kathy Shats is UNICEF's new legal specialist charged with providing legal technical assistance to support development of legal measures to address overweight and obesity, as well as on the implementation of the International Code of the Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. She sat for a brief interview to discuss her new role.

May 31 2021

As the International Code of the Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes marks its 40th year, it’s inescapable that the marketing of these products remains pervasive and the companies are raking in profits. What’s going on? How is a public health crisis going on right in front of us, eluding resolution?

May 27 2021

Mark your calendar and save the date: Join the #BMSCodeAt40 Twitter Chat. Wednesday, June 2 at 11 AM EST / 15:00 GMT

May 19 2021

Manufacturers of breastmilk substitutes are routinely violating rules on the marketing of their products, regularly promoting them to health workers and mothers at health facilities across Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, according to an Alive & Thrive-supported study employing aspects of the WHO NetCode protocol. The study was conducted in partnership with the Government of Cote d’Ivoire.
 
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