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:

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.