Category: Country Updates

Success Stories from Senegal: Nutrition Data in Policy and Practice

November 7, 2019

A MILESTONE IN THE POLICY-MAKING PROCESS  In 2016, World Health Assembly Resolution 69.9 urged countries to implement the Guidance on Ending the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children in their national legal frameworks. Recently, Senegal made major progress towards this policy change. On September 20-21st, Senegal’s draft decree on the marketing of…

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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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ARCH Activities During World Breastfeeding Week 2018

September 11, 2018

Cambodia Hosting an NGO Capacity Building Workshop in Celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2018 In Cambodia, the National Nutrition Program, Helen Keller International and other Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance members hosted the annual World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) celebration for the 4th year in a row. With current evidence indicating a decline in exclusive…

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ARCH Indonesia Team Completes Nutrition Survey in Bandung City

April 5, 2018

The ARCH Indonesia research team recently reached a data collection milestone: the completion of 595 interviews with mothers of children under three years old in Bandung City, West Java. These interviews were conducted as part of a study designed to assess mothers’ exposure to advertising and other promotional practices for commercial foods for young children,…

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Strengthening Monitoring and Enforcement of the Code in Cambodia

May 17, 2017

The Royal Government of Cambodia has had a longstanding commitment to supporting breastfeeding. Its efforts to promote breastfeeding led to a massive increase in breastfeeding rates from 2000-2010, with the exclusive breastfeeding rate rising from 11% in 2000 to 74% in 2010. Since then, however, progress has stalled and bottle feeding and the use of breastmilk substitutes have risen.

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Success with health worker lactation management training in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

April 17, 2017

The Nepal Health Research Council held the Third National Summit of Health and Population Scientists in Nepal on April 10-12 2017. The ARCH Nepal team presented an abstract and poster on the effectiveness of lactation management training for health workers in Kathmandu Valley. This training program was developed in response to our previously published research which found…

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