ERIC Number: ED232770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for the Legal Implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes: Report on a WHO Meeting (Copenhagen, Denmark, November 10-12, 1982).
World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.
For various reasons, several countries have had difficulty implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. To address those problems, a meeting was convened under the auspices of the World Health Organization. Specific purposes of the meeting were to inform member states about the Code and to develop national strategies for its legal implementation. Several topics were discussed at the meeting, including (1) marketing of breast-milk substitutes, (2) the development of legal support systems protecting pregnant women, (3) nutritional/medical aspects of breast-feeding, (4) initiatives taken by European countries to implement the Code by legislation, (5) constraints on implementation, (6) the role of intergovernmental organizations, (7) the role of industry, and (8) the role of consumers and other nongovernmental organizations. After lengthy discussion, participants in the meeting developed additional opinions and ideas concerning these and several related topics, such as the need for optimal education and information, national implementation strategies, quality and labeling standards, and fundamental human rights. These ideas are presented briefly at the conclusion of the report. A list of participants is appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.