Cambodia has been taking strong steps to monitor and enforce Sub-Decree 133, the national regulation which implements provisions of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes.
Most recently, The Royal Government of Cambodia and Ministry of Health recently levied fines against four companies who illegally promoted breast-milk substitutes to the public.
Helen Keller International joined with World Health Organization and UNICEF in publishing a joint statement commending Cambodia for this action. The message it sends about the importance of protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding is crucial- especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full joint statement below: