Monday, February 05, 2007

Young IBFAN in Gambia

A few days ago I wrote about the importance of young people in the campaign to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action has an award for young people, which you can read about at:

The end of last week up popped a news alert about representatives of young IBFAN in The Gambia visiting with the Vice-President to raise their concerns about the importation of breastmilk substitutes and how aggressive promotion by the baby food industry undermines breastfeeding.

The Vice-President said she would carry the message to other members of the cabinet.

See an article at:

We have worked very closely with partners in Africa at various times, including helping to train policy makers from Portuguese countries, raising funds for a campaigns officer for the IBFAN Africa network, supporting partners in Cameroon as it became the first African country to launch the Nestlé boycott and generally working together at international level on issues such as HIV and to expose company malpractice.

It is great to see a new generation is making headlines.

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