For decades, the formula milk industry has aggressively marketed their products – despite the negative impact on child and maternal health and human rights, and despite an International Code agreed by all countries to restrict this marketing.
Formula milk companies don’t just target parents. They also systematically target the people parents often trust most – their health professionals – to influence their beliefs, training and advice.
Join the World Health Organization (WHO), The BMJ, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) and Children in All Policies 2030 (CAP2030) for the second webinar in a series that explores industry tactics to influence health professionals and what can be done about it. This webinar will look at the challenges faced by health professional associations and how they can use their voice and power to take a stand against harmful marketing.
Follow our speakers on Twitter:
Naveen Thacker : @naveenthacker @IPAWorldorg
Franka Cadee: @FrankaCadee @world_midwives
Anne-Beatrice Kihara: @FIGOHQ
Karen Walker: @KClyde14
*Welcome & introduction
Dr Chris Van Tulleken (Infectious Disease Doctor, University College London, Hospital and Broadcaster)
*Panel discussion part I:
Industry influence and sponsorship: personal and professional reflections
1) Franka Cadée (President, International Confederation of Midwives)
2) Dr Naveen Thacker (President-Elect, International Pediatric Association)
3) Dr Anne-Beatrice Kihara (President-Elect, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
4) Karen Walker (President, Council of International Neonatal Nurses)
*WHO/UNICEF reflections on what constitutes ‘sponsorship’
*Panel discussion part II:
What can be done? An agenda for action
Interactive discussion between moderator and panellists on what can be done and the role of health professional associations.
*Thanks and close
Dr Chris Van Tulleken (moderator)