Policy - Agreement on Infant and Young Child Food Products Control in Lao PDR

Date:
2007
Published by:
Ministry of Public Health
Published year:
August 2007
Is the policy document adopted?:
Yes
Adopted year:
August 2007
Adopted by:
Ministry of Public Health
Type of policy:
Legislation relevant to nutrition

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Legislation Details

Article 1: Objectives
This Agreement defines principles and regulation on the control of the marketing and the distribution of the infant and young child food product imported or produced within Lao PDR in order to ensure adequate supply and safe consumption for infants and young children so as to avoid the use of unnecessary infant and young children food products; To promote exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of a child after birth and thence give supplement food, along with continuous breast feeding, for the children until the age of at least two years old so that infants and young children are physically and mentally well grown and developed. In returns, they will become valuable and healthy human resources of the nation in the future.

Reference: 

WHO (2013) Country implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: Status report 2011 (http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/infantfeeding/statusreport2011...) / WHO (2008) Summary code survey for the report to the World Health Assembly on the implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. / Link to eLENA "Regulation of marketing breast-milk substitutes" : http://www.who.int/entity/elena/titles/regulation_breast-milk_substitute...

Further notes: 

Scope of the Code: 0-24 months of age

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