As part of the 40th anniversary of the Adoption of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, we are pleased to invite you to a regional webinar “Implementing the Code and relevant World Health Assembly resolutions in West and Central Africa”.



On 21 May 2021, the World celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the adoption of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (otherwise known as the Code) by the 34th World Health Assembly on 21 May 1981. The Code aims to contribute to the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants by the protection and promotion of breast-feeding, and by ensuring the proper use of breast-milk substitutes by restricting promotions that target the general public, mothers and health workers.



Chad has launched "Stronger With Breastmilk Only," the regional exclusive breastfeeding initiative, becoming the eighth country to do so in the West and Central Africa.

MDM Crew

Timing, as they say, is everything. UNICEF Niger approached MDM Crew, on behalf of the Stronger With Breastmilk Only initiative’s national committee, to contribute a song to the initiative when one of the group’s rappers was about to welcome the birth of his daughter.


The ‘’Stronger With Breastmilk Only’’ initiative remains a priority for the French Muskoka Fund.  Breastfeeding is not just a woman's business. Let's work together to ensure that babies under six months of age receive only breastmilk.