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IBFAN approved, access to WHO’s policy setting process

(From left to right, Lida Lhotska, IBFAN Regional Coordinator for Europe, Dr Francesco Branca, Director, WHO Department for Nutrition and Health Development Dr Elizabeth Mason, Director, WHO Department of Maternal, Newborn,...

Codex: IBFAN and IACFO Comments on the India proposal for foods for Underweight children.

  IBFAN and the International Association of Consumer Food Organisations (IACFO) have sent comments on the eWorking Group cochaired by Botswana and India,  on a proposal, first made by India in...

IBFAN calls for a review of UN and other programmes using commercial Ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods and supplements following two new Cochrane reviews.

Two new systematic reviews [1,2] by the Cochrane Collaboration, recognized as the international benchmark for evaluating the effectiveness of health interventions, have found that flour porridge prepared from enriched blended...

WHO DG, Dr Margaret Chan, exposes industry tactics

TDr Margaret Chan, WHO's Director-General at the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion  Helsinki, Finland 10 June 2013 made an excellent speech. "Efforts to prevent noncommunicable diseases go against the business interests of...

Infant feeding and obesity

Recent studies have revealed that children predominantly bottle-fed have a higher risk of early childhood obesity, compared to children who are breastfed. Also children who are obese are likely to...

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative

As many of our countries are already very much involved in SUN, IBFAN has produced a discussion paper which explains the concerns we have with this initiative. In view of...


IBFAN Africa's Goal

IBFAN Africa's goal is to improve the well-being of women and children through contributing to the reduction of under-fives morbidity and mortality rates and improving maternal health.

Improved infant and young child feeding (IYFC) practices could prevent deaths of 1.5 million children under the age of 5 years every year and save more than 200 million from the life-long debilitating effects of stunting and severe malnutrition (WHO Sixty-third World Health Assembly WHA63.23, Agenda item 11.6). Improved IYCF can also contribute to achieving Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) 3, 5 and 6 and MDG 4 in particular.

IBFAN Africa does not use one single approach to achieve its goal but rather uses a variety of strategies and initiatives.

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