I will be joining IBFAN's team at the World Health Assembly next week. In addition to topics such as Maternal, infant and Young Child nutrition - there will be discussion about WHO's Reform and the Draft over-arching Framework of engagement with non-State actors. See links below and for a letter published in BMJ online. CLICK HERE for WHA Agenda
Period of consultation 29.04.2014 to 15.08.2014
Two important media articles in Nutraingredients about Danone's 'risk of non-compliance' with the Indian IMS Act:
Public consultation on a draft Scientific Opinion on the essential composition of infant and follow-on formulae
24 April 2014
Can nutrition experts be independent if they get $25,000 per annum from Nestle?
CLICK HERE for Update 46 story
Times of India Rema Nagarajan, TNN | Apr 19, 2014, 10.00AM IST
NEW DELHI: The question of conflict of interest among academics who serve on various boards or councils of private corporations is in focus yet again with Nestle admitting that it does offer to pay members of its Creating Shared Value (CSV) Council $25,000 per annum. This has also raised question about the effectiveness of the conflict of interest policy of the medical journal Lancet, given that two of the lead authors of its series on Maternal and Child Nutrition were members of Nestle's Creating Shared Value Advisory Committee.
WHO: No consensus on draft policy on non-State actors
To end hunger, global policy can't be 'business as usual'
UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
Timothy A. Wise Global Post March 24, 2014
CLICK HERE for IBFAN comment
CLICK HERE for UK Health Forum and World Cancer Research Fund International
CLICK HERE for El Poder del Consumidor