Our friends at the Australian Breastfeeding Association are holding a LIVE online panel to increase awareness and understanding of The WHO Code and its relevance in Australia.

Join them on Monday 24 May 2021 at 8:00 pm AEST

Register now for this FREE event: https://aba.asn.au/whocodepanel

More about the event

The WHO Code is the abbreviated name for the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes developed in 1981 by the General Assembly of the World Health Organization, following consultation with key stakeholders, including governments and infant food manufacturers. In subsequent years additional World Health Assembly resolutions have further defined and strengthened the Code.

The aim of the WHO Code is:

To contribute to the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants, by the protection and promotion of breastfeeding and by ensuring the proper use of breastmilk substitutes, when these are necessary, on the basis of adequate information and through appropriate marketing and distribution.

As the peak body for breastfeeding in Australia, it is important that ABA is the leader in the protection of breastfeeding and mothers and babies.

For this reason, we are looking to acknowledge and celebrate the 40th Anniversary with a panel devised to inform the community regarding the code, its history and relevance in Australia.

Dr Nina Chad, Infant and Young Child Feeding Consultant, World Health Organization will provide a history of The WHO Code including reference to the MAIF agreement and Food Standards legislation as implementing measures.

Dr Karleen Gribble BRurSc PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, will discuss the role of The WHO Code in a human rights framework and speak to the challenges to, impacts of, enacting and enforcing measure to implement The WHO Code in various places around the world.

Patricia (Trish) Doyle RN, RM (Endorsed), International Board Certified Lactation and Tracey Foster RN, RM (Endorsed) Child & Family Health Nurse, International Board Certified Lactation will discuss considerations for practice and reporting a breach in Australia.

The panel will be hosted by MC Sally Eldridge BA, UTas; Grad Cert (Public Administration), Griffith University; Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education.

Register now: https://aba.asn.au/whocodepanel

CERPs have been applied.

The event will be available for viewing for those who register.