Since the adoption of the International Code of Marketing of Breast·milk Substitutes in 1981, Member States of the World Health Organization have responded in varying degree and manner in giving effect to it. WHO has prepared a comprehensive summary, organized on a country-by-country basis, of government action in this regard (document WHO /MCH/NVT /90.1). The present paper complements chis summary, and increases its usefulness, by focusing on the Code's individual articles and describing how each has been given expression through national legislation or other measures. Their adoption is one aspect of the wider efforts Member States are making to address the health and nutritional problems of infants and young children, and the related aspects of the health and social status of women and families.
Gillian L. Lester,
The International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes: Survey of Legislation and Other Measures Adopted (1981-1991),
World Health Organization Document WHO/HLE/NUT/92/1
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