The 144th Session of WHO’s Executive Board was held in Geneva from the 24th of January to the 1st of February 2019. A delegation from IBFAN attended the meeting and delivered statements on several agenda items. In fact, even though 2019 is not a reporting year for maternal, infant and young child nutrition, nor for women’s and children’s health, there are still important areas of interest for IBFAN, such as emergency preparedness and response, climate change, NCDs or WHO’s Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors. Optimal IYCF practices, implementation of the Code and WHA Resolutions with their provisions on conflicts of interest touch all these areas and IBFAN delivered the following statements:
Item 5.5 Universal Health Coverage – Primary Health Care
Item 5.6 Health, Environment and Climate Change
Item 5.8 Anti-Microbial Resistance
Item 5.8 Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases
Item 7.3 Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors
Read EB144 official documents here.
Watch the Live webcasts here.
Read Baby Milk Action’s updates on EB144 here.