Nutrition

NetCode

Network for Global Monitoring and Support for Implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and Subsequent relevant World Health Assembly Resolutions (NetCode)

Vision

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The vision of the Network for Global Monitoring and Support for Implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly Resolutions (NetCode ) is a world in which all sectors of society are protected from the inappropriate and unethical marketing of breast-milk substitutes and other products covered by the scope of the International Code and relevant WHA resolutions.

Goal

The goals of NetCode is to strengthen Member States’ and civil society capacity to monitor the International Code and relevant WHA resolutions; and to facilitate the development, monitoring and enforcement of national Code legislation by Member States, by bringing together a group of committed actors to support these processes.

Objectives

  • Guide the adaptation and development of a monitoring framework, protocols and training materials for monitoring of the International Code and relevant WHA resolutions, and the formulation, monitoring and enforcement of national Code legislation;
  • Facilitate the further development and strengthening of Member States and civil society capacity for monitoring of the International Code and relevant WHA resolutions, and the formulation, monitoring and enforcement of national Code legislation;
  • Facilitate the continued strengthening of national Code-legislation monitoring and enforcement by Member States; and,
  • Provide input to WHO’s Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Actions (GINA) on policies and actions taken on national Code legislation, monitoring, and enforcement.