A very dense agenda characterised the 142nd Session of the Executive Board of WHO, last 22-27 January 2018. IBFAN participated actively in the Session, presenting its concerns to the EB members and to the non-EB Member States delegations. Breastfeeding plays a crucial role for maternal, infant and young child health, and not only. WHO should have a strong and clear position on conflicts of interest and make sure its engagement with the private sector won’t prevent the highest public health autority from respecting its constitutional mandate.
Read IBFAN Statements on:
Agenda item 3.1 draft 13th General Programme of Work 2019-2023
Agenda item 3.3 Public health preparedness and response
Agenda item 3.5 Health, environment and climate change
Agenda item 3.8 Non-communicable Diseases
Agenda item 4.3 Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health
Agenda item 4.6.1 Maternal, infant and young child nutrition
Agenda item 4.6.2 Safeguarding against possible conflicts of interest in nutrition programmes
Agenda item 5.5 Engagement with Non-State Actors
Download all the EB142 documents from WHO here.
Watch all the EB142 sessions with WHO live web-streaming.
Read Baby Milk Action press release.