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    Marketing of breast-milk substitutes: National implementation of the international code. Status report 2016.

    World Health Organization [WHO]; UNICEF; International Baby Food Action Network [IBFAN]

    Geneva, Switzerland, WHO, 2016. [74] p.

    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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    The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative. Monitoring and reassessment: tools to sustain progress.

    World Health Organization [WHO]; Wellstart International

    Geneva, Switzerland, WHO, 1999. [209] p. (WHO/NHD/99.2)

    WHO, in close cooperation with Wellstart International, its collaborating centre on breastfeeding, began responding to this demand in 1997 by developing a set of monitoring/reassessment tools. Many partners were involved in its preparation (see acknowledgments), and UNICEF's office for the European Region was especially supportive of the process. The tools were field-tested in Brazil, Egypt, Nicaragua and Poland, which provided valuable feedback for finalizing the tools and enabled participating countries to launch or further develop their own BFHI monitoring and reassessment process. The tools are designed to foster involvement of hospital management and staff in problem identification and planning for sustaining or improving implementation of the Ten Steps. This strategy should contribute to long-term sustainability of BFHI and help ensure its credibility. The monitoring and reassessment tools are: Prototypes that can be adapted to meet country needs. Based on the "global criteria" for assessment of the "Ten steps to successful breastfeeding". Easy to use for assessors familiar with the BFHI assessment process and easy to teach to new assessors. Flexible, so that tools can be added or deleted and a system devised for use either internally by a hospital for on-going self-monitoring, or externally for periodic monitoring and reassessment. Easy to use in a short time, if desired. For example, the monitoring or reassessment process can be completed in just one day. (excerpt)
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