Senegal

Strengthening local legislation to align with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes

Activities

  • Raise awareness of the high prevalence of promotions for breastmilk substitutes and commercially produced complementary foods in Senegal and the possible negative impact of this promotion
  • Assist with applying provisions of World Health Organization guidance in new policy development to prevent inappropriate marketing of foods for infants and young children in Senegal
  • Communicate with health facilities and health providers to ensure that optimal care and information is provided to pregnant women, infants and young children

Key Indicators

21%

stunting among children under 5

8%

wasting among children under 5

59

under 5 mortality (per 1,000 live births)

30%

early initiation of breastfeeding

33%

exclusive breastfeeding under 6 months

94%

continued breastfeeding at age one

48%

continued breastfeeding at age 2

10%

minimum acceptable diet age 6-23 months

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

Sources: Agence Nationale de la Statistique et de la Démographie (ANSD) (2016). Enquête Démographique et de Santé Continue au Sénégal (EDS-Continue) 2015 Rapport sur les Indicateurs Clés 3ème année. Rockville, Maryland, USA.; Agence Nationale de la Statistique et de la Démographie (ANSD) [Sénégal], et ICF International. (2015) Sénégal : Enquête Démographique et de Santé Continue (EDS-Continue 2014). Rockville, Maryland, USA : ANSD et 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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