Baby Milk Action is a founding member of the Conflicts of Interest Network (formerly the Conflicts of Interest Coalition).  Click Here for the Statement and list of 162 organisations representing over 2000 NGOs who endorse it.


What is a Conflict of Interest?

‘[Individual] conflicts of interest are defined as circumstances that create a risk that professional judgments or actions regarding a primary interest will be unduly influenced by a secondary interest.’

‘Institutional conflicts of interest arise when an institution’s own financial interest or those of its senior officials pose risks of undue influence on decisions involving the institution’s primary interests.’ 

1  Lo, B. and M. Field, Inst of Med. (US) Committee on Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education and Practice, Eds. (2009) Conflict of interest in medical research, education and practice. Washington DC, National Academics Press, cf.

Find useful links and background information below.

Click on the Conflicts of Interest tag for blog posts on this topic.

Click here for the Alliance Against Conflicts of Interest in India

CLICK HERE for a link to papers relating to IBFAN’s capacity-building conference on COI Dec 2015

CLICK HERE for  a paper by Judith Richter on Conflicts of Interest and Nutrition Governance