Marketing of breast-milk substitutes: National implementation of the international code

Status Report 2016

World Health Organization, UNICEF, IBFAN

Code report pub cover

Publication details

Number of pages: 64
Publication date: 2016
Languages: English, Summary in English, French, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 156532 5
WHO reference number: WHO/NMH/NHD/16.1



This report provides updated information on the status of implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly resolutions (“the Code”) in and by countries. It presents the legal status of the Code, including - where such information is available - to what extent Code provisions have been incorporated in national legal measures. The report also provides information on the efforts made by countries to monitor and enforce the Code through the establishment of formal mechanisms. Its findings and subsequent recommendations aim to improve the understanding of how countries are implementing the Code, what challenges they face in doing so, and where the focus must be on further efforts to assist them in more effective Code implementation.

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