Marketing of Breast milk Substitutes: National Implementation of the International Code - Status Report 2022 - Regional Launch for the Americas

Marketing of Breast milk Substitutes: National Implementation of the International Code - Status Report 2022 - Regional Launch for the Americas
MARKETING OF BREAST-MILK SUBSTITUTES

Join us on Wednesday, 18 May 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) on the webinar to launch the "Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes: National Implementation of the International Code - Status Report 2022 - Regional Launch for the Americas" a joint event organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN).

 

How to participate

  • DATE:  Wednesday, 18 May 2021
  • TIME: 10:00 am (EDT) [check the time correspondence in your area at the bottom of the page]
  • REGISTER: https://paho-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1M8-pJWoRIWVy1DzjocAUA
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar
  • LANGUAGE: The session will be in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation in both languages.

Recording

 

Background

In 2021, the world celebrated the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. The World Health Assembly has reiterated the continued importance of the Code in subsequent resolutions, calling for enactment and enforcement of robust national legal measures implementing it.  

Full application of the 1981 Code and subsequent resolutions (collectively referred to as “the Code”) is essential to ensuring that parents and other caregivers are protected from inappropriate and misleading information. Predatory marketing of breast-milk substitutes is not just a historical observation but, in fact, continues to be highly prevalent worldwide.  

This webinar will present the Marketing of Breast‑milk Substitutes: National Implementation of the International Code in the Americas Region – AMERICAS BRIEF ON THE 2022 STATUS REPORT.

The report summarizes data for the Americas region based on the global Code status report 2022, prepared by WHO and UNICEF.  The Americas report presents the national legal status of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly (WHA) resolutions (“the Code”), including the extent to which its provisions have been incorporated in national legal measures. 

Agenda

Time Program Panelists
Moderator: Dr. Leo Nederveen, Acting Unit Chief, Risk Factors and Nutrition Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (NMH)
10:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Leo Nederveen, Acting Unit Chief, Risk Factors and Nutrition Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (NMH)

UNICEF representative (TBD)

10:10 am A Historical Perspective of The International Code Max Ramirez, IBFAN & MOH Panama
10:25 am Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes – Why should we be concerned?

Grainne Mairead Moloney, Senior Nutrition Advisor, UNICEF

 

10:35 am National Implementation of the International Code – Global Report Laurence Grummer-Strawn, Unit Head, Food and Nutrition Action in Health Systems, WHO
10:50 am National Implementation of the International Code – Regional Report Audrey Morris, Regional Food and Nutrition Advisor, PAHO
11:00 am Monitoring the International Code in the Region of the Americas Paula Veliz, Regional Nutrition Specialist, UNICEF
11:10 am Human Rights Perspective on Implementing the Code Alejandro Morlachetti, Legal Advisor, Human Rights, PAHO
11:20 am Question and Answer Session Moderated by Katherine Shats, Legal Specialist, UNICEF
11:35 am Closing Remarks Moderator

 

Time correspondence

  •  7:00 am.– Los Angeles, Vancouver
  •  8:00 am. – Belmopan, Guatemala City,  Managua, San Jose (CR), San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
  •  9:00 am. – Bogota, Mexico City, Panamá City, Kingston, Lima, Quito
  • 10:00 am. – Asunción, Bridgetown, Caracas, Castries, Georgetown, Havana, La Paz, Nassau, Ottawa, Port-au-Prince, Port of Spain, San Juan, Santiago, Santo Domingo, Washington DC 
  • 11:00 am  –  Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo, Paramaribo
  •  4:00 pm. – Geneve, Madrid

For other cities, check the time in the following link

Relevant documents

Marketing of breast-milk substitutes: national implementation of the international code, status report 2022 
Marketing of breast-milk substitutes: national implementation of the international code, status report 2022

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