BMS Advocacy Briefs

August 9, 2019

Downloadable PDF(s)

  • 101530-000_NAFDAC_NigeriaBrief1_Legislators_Policymakers 231 KB Download PDF
  • 101530-000_NAFDAC_NigeriaBrief2_Health_Workers 256 KB Download PDF
  • 101530-000_NAFDAC_NigeriaBrief3_Mothers_Families 252 KB Download PDF
  • 101530-000_NAFDAC_NigeriaBrief4_Religious_Community Leaders 253 KB Download PDF
  • 101530-000_NAFDAC_NigeriaBrief5_Media 235 KB Download PDF

These briefs provide guidance to various stakeholders on the enforcement of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes in Nigeria.

In 1981, the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted a resolution for member countries to implement a Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (The Code) in response to concerns from member states about a rise in infant mortality as a result of promotion of infant formula. The Code is aimed at protecting and promoting optimal infant and young child feeding by controlling inappropriate marketing of breast milk substitutes (BMS). The Code covers products such as infant formula, follow-on formula, growing-up milk, and other related products. Nigeria was a signatory to the adoption of the Code in 1981 and has enacted legislation and developed National Regulations in line with the provisions of the Code.