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

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 violations of Sub-Decree 133​.

As proud members of the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance Cambodia, the ARCH team at Helen Keller International contributed to a press release outlining the significance of this financial penalty:

Download the PDF file SUN CSA Cambodia's Press Release.


Helen Keller International, in conjunction with partners including the World Health Organization, UNICEF, World Vision International, and Save the Children submitted a joint statement to the Chair of the Oversight Board, Chair of the EWG, and Secretaries of the EWG, congratulating them in taking actions against these two companies.


Download the PDF file Joint Statement.