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Efforts to Protect the Health and Growth of Cambodian Children: Enforcement of Sub-Decree 133

March 8, 2019

Sub-Decree 133 incorporates provisions of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes into national regulations in Cambodia. Recently, the Executive Working Group (EWG) in charge of implementation took a major step in ensuring that caregivers are protected against unethical marketing of breastmilk substitutes: The EWG fined two companies 2,500,000 Riels (625 USD) each for…

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Sharing ARCH Results in Bandung City, Indonesia

February 25, 2019

The ARCH Indonesia team continues to disseminate results of recent research to high-level officials in Bandung City. Bandung City, the capital of West Java Province, was the site of two studies into infant and young child feeding practices and marketing of commercial foods conducted by the ARCH Project from 2017-2018. Findings will be published in…

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ARCH Senegal celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

January 7, 2019

partnering with the Ministry of Health to host a panel discussion on the importance of breastfeeding. Senegal celebrated its World Breastfeeding Week from December 13- 20th 2018. Child health advocates came together in the nation’s capital with the goal of raising awareness among government authorities, non-governmental organizations and other health partners on the importance of…

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Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses 2018: Achievements and next steps for children’s health

December 21, 2018

Breastmilk is the gold standard for infant and young child feeding. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF recommend that children be exclusively breastfed for the first six months and continue to receive breastmilk up to two years of age or beyond. Yet, the proliferation of varying breastmilk substitutes, including follow-up formula, increasingly undermines exclusive…

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New Resources for CCNFSDU 2018

October 22, 2018

This November, the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) will continue its review of the Follow-Up Formula Standard. The key consideration at this year’s meeting is whether to define both categories of follow-up formula as breastmilk substitutes. In doing so, follow-up formula would fall under the same marketing guidelines as…

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