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The IBFAN Team at the Community - IYCF Counselling Training in Ethiopia

IBFAN Africa coordinated a 6 and half day training for mentoring of IBFAN Facilitators and Ethiopian Master Trainers to organize and conduct Training of Trainers (ToT) and Training of IYCF...

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...

Ronald McDonald and Tony the Tiger submit CVs at WHA

After years of selling burgers, fries and sugary breakfast cereal to children around the globe, Ronald McDonald and Tony the Tiger are in Geneva at the World Health Assembly to...

The World Breastfeeding Conference 2012

The World Breastfeeding Conference took place in New Delhi in December 2012. It brought together more than 800 representatives of civil society, governments, international organisations, breastfeeding groups, social movements and...


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IBFAN Africa 9th Regional Conference theme: "Prevention and Management of Chronic Malnutrition through Appropriate IYCF Practices." IBFANers are urged to source funds for participation in the Regional Conference to be held in Uganda. The conference is earmarked for September/October 2014; exact dates will be communicated in due course. Keep on visiting this site for more details.

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World Breastfeeding Week 2014 slogan and theme: BREASTFEEDING: A Winning Goal for Life!

The theme asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding - in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) countdow, and beyond. 

WBW 2014 Objectives are:

  1. To inform people about the MDGs and how they relate to Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding.
  2. To showcase the progress made so far and the key gaps in Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding.
  3. To call attention to the importance of STEPPING UP actions to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as a key intervention in the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) countdown, and in the post 2015 era.
  4. To stimulate interest amongst young people of both genders to see the relevance of breastfeeding in today's changing world.

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