PRESS RELEASE: Countries failing to stop harmful marketing of breastmilk substitutes, warn WHO and UNICEF

Countries failing to stop harmful marketing of breastmilk substitutes, warn WHO and UNICEF https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/27-05-2020-countries-failing-to-stop-harmful-marketing-of-breast-milk-substitutes-warn-who-and-unicef Agencies encourage women to continue to breastfeed during the COVID-19 pandemic 27 May 2020.  News release.  Geneva/New York Online Launch:  Thursday May 28 is at: https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2020/05/28/default-calendar/online-launch-2020-status-report-on-the-national-implementation-of-the-code-of-marketing-of-breast-milk-substitutes A…

CodexConsultations: Follow-on Formulas, Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF)

Letter from Codex Secretary to CCPs May_2020.  This letter outlines the plans for continuing codex work ____________________________________________________________________________ Codex  Consultation:  Deadline 10th June 2020 Review of the Follow-up Formula Standard DEADLINE 10th June  (CXS156 – 1987) Responses to this Consultation Paper…

WHO May Host Virtual World Health Assembly May 18 – COVID-19 To Be Main Agenda Item

WHO May Host Virtual World Health Assembly May 18 – COVID-19 To Be Main Agenda Item https://www.healthpolicy-watch.org/who-may-host-virtual-world-health-assembly-meeting-may-18-with-covid-19-main-agenda-topic/   For the first time ever, the World Health Assembly appears set to meet in a one-day virtual session on May 18, which…

EAT-Lancet Commission’s report on sustainable health and planetary boundaries

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/unhealthy-diet-bigger-killer-than-tobacco/articleshow/68759153.cms   https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/03/science/diet-vegetables.html      I attended the debate on the EAT-Lancet Commission’s report on sustainable health and planetary boundaries on 20th February  2019.  The report recommends radical changes to a low meat/high veg diet and more sustainable, extensive farming…

Royal College of Pediatrics will no longer accept funding from formula companies

Click here and here for previous blogs. Click here for Quartz article Royal college stops taking funding from formula milk firms BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l743 (Published 14 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l743 https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news-events/news/rcpch-statement-relationship-formula-milk-companies RCPCH statement on relationship…

New articles on conflicts of interest and other things

Broadening its donor base and non-state actors – Does WHO really have a choice when it comes to financing?  Priti Patnaik. Weekly IHP news: http://www.internationalhealthpolicies.org/ ___________________________________________________________ Article on WHO by Alison Katz.  Le Courrier  20.1.2019 Health for All https://lecourrier.ch/2019/01/20/liberer-loms-du-joug-neoliberal/ HforAll40yearsSept2018…

New UNICEF report: 78 million newborns at risk when breastfeeding is delayed

New UNICEF Report: CAPTURE THE MOMENT: Early initiation of breastfeeding: The best start for every newborn http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/infantfeeding/capture-moment-early-initiation-bf-report.pdf?ua=1 Al Jazeera and news agencies UNICEF: 78 million newborns at risk when breastfeeding is delayed Babies should be breastfed within an hour of…