Cambodia

Working with the government to strengthen monitoring and enforcement of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes

Activities

  • Support the government in enforcing national policies which regulate the marketing of breastmilk substitutes
  • Use data generated through ARCH research to inform the development of a new National Complementary Feeding Strategy
  • Highlight the high rates of consumption of unhealthy commercial snack foods among children under two years of age documented in ARCH research, and raise awareness of the potential negative impact of snack food consumption and high sodium intake among young children

Key Indicators

32%

stunting among children under 5

10%

wasting among children under 5

35

under 5 mortality (per 1,000 live births)

63%

early initiation of breastfeeding

65%

exclusive breastfeeding under 6 months

80%

continued breastfeeding at age one

37%

continued breastfeeding at age 2

30%

minimum acceptable diet age 6-23 months

Legal Status of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes:
Many provisions in law

Sources: National Institute of Statistics (NIS) [Cambodia], Directorate General for Health and ICF International. (2015). Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey 2014: Key Indicators Report. Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Rockville, Maryland, USA: National Institute of Statistics, Directorate General for Health, and ICF International; WHO. UNICEF. IBFAN. Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: National Implementation of the International Code. Status Report 2016. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2016.

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