Regional Model Law for regulating the marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes

As part of the efforts to protect breastfeeding and save lives, UNICEF, WHO, Alive & Thrive, HKI and IBFAN, in collaboration with the West African Health Organization (WAHO), have developed a regional model law for regulating the marketing of breastmilk substitutes, foods for infants and young children and related feeding utensils in the region. We are pleased to share the final French and English versions of the Model Law (attached) and encourage you to use it widely and where needed to guide your national counterparts in adjusting national regulations to ensure that all children are protected from aggressive marketing by breastmilk substitute companies.