Regional Model Law for regulating the marketing of BMS

16 Jul 22
Topic(s): BMS Code
Location: West Africa
Language(s): English, French
Audience: Health and service providers, Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Organization: Helen Keller International, IBFAN, UNICEF, WHO
Programs: Policy advocacy
regional model law cover
regional model law cover

As part of the efforts to protect breastfeeding and save lives, UNICEF, WHO, Alive & Thrive, HKI and IBFAN, in collaboration with the West African Health Organization (WAHO), have developed a regional model law for regulating the marketing of breastmilk substitutes, foods for infants and young children and related feeding utensils  in the region. We are pleased to share the final French and English versions of the Mode Law and encourage you to disseminate widely and where needed use it to guide your national counterparts in adjusting national regulations to ensure that all children are protected from aggressive marketing by breastmilk substitutes companies.