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WHO Press Conference
9 May 2016 14:00 - 15:00
A new report by WHO, UNICEF and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) will reveal how many countries have passed laws in line with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. The Code calls on countries to ban inappropriate marketing by companies, such as advertisement of baby formula, provision of gifts to health workers or distribution of free samples. The report will include information on which provisions of the Code have and have not been made into law in 194 countries.
  • Dr Larry Grummer-Strawn, Technical Officer, Nutrition for Health & Development, WHO
  • Mike Brady, Campaigns and Networking Coordinator, the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN)
  • Marilena Viviani, Director of the Geneva Liaison Office, UNICEF
  • WHO
    10 May 2016 15:00 - 16:00
    Update on Yellow Fever outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo.[
  • . Dr Sylvie Briand, Director, Department of Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases, WHO
  • WHO
    13 May 2016 13:00 - 14:00
    New WHO recommendations aim to help health workers provide better care to the more than 200 million girls and women worldwide who live with female genital mutilation. International migration has now made the practice, prevalent in 30 countries in Africa and in a few countries in Asia and the Middle East, a global health issue. WHO’s Guidelines for Management of FGM-related Health Complications, help health workers provide better care to girls and women living with female genital mutilation and warn against medicalization of the practice.[
  • · Dr Doris Chou, Medical Officer, WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR)