Infant Feeding in Emergencies - news of meeting

An international meeting on infant feeding in emergencies was organised by IBFAN in Split, Croatia in October. Members of the UK Infant Feeding in Emergencies Group (IFEG) (including Baby Milk Action, Save the Children and Children's Aid Direct) joined participants from 23 countries to develop action plans to improve co-ordination between agencies and prevent commercial exploitation. Dr Aileen Robertson, of WHO Europe, used events in Bosnia and Russia to explain how "emergency situations can be public health opportunities" and stressed the importance of protecting local food production. Breastmilk, of course, is the most local food possible.

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Infant Feeding in Emergencies - news of meeting. Field Exchange 6, February 1999. p13. www.ennonline.net/fex/6/infant