Law matters – assessment of country-level code implementation and sales of breastmilk substitutes in South Asia (Ching C, Sethi V, et al. Frontiers in Public Health. 2023)
This study examines the status of implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes of eight countries in the South Asia region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), and describes the sales value and volume of commercial
Right message, right medium, right time: powering counseling to improve maternal, infant, and young child nutrition in South Asia (Bhanot A, Sethi V, et al. Frontiers in Nutrition. 2023)
Quality counseling can positively impact maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) behaviors linked to poor nutrition outcomes. Global guidance includes 93 recommendations on MIYCN counseling.
In India, a large proportion of pediatricians, gynecologists, community medicine specialists, general practitioners, and nurses working across both public and private health sector belong to professional medical associations.
Disruptions, restorations and adaptations to health and nutrition service delivery in multiple states across India over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020: An observational study
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 youn