Series - 10 , January-February 2015 
  • 21 countries across Asia commit to fight back hunger at the 10th One Asia Breastfeeding Partner’s forum in Brunei
    The 10th One Asia Breastfeeding Partners Forum held in Brunei Darussalam in October 2014 brought together over 200 participants from 21 countries and areas of Asia and Oceania region. The theme of the Forum was “Complementary Feeding of Infants and Young Children - Give Moms Access to Appropriate Food, No Child will Go Hungry”. The participants agreed to fight back hunger committing to Bandar Seri Begawan Declaration on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN).
  • Punjab’s plan of action for Mother and Child Health recognizes BPNI for training and IMS Act sensitization
    Government of Punjab, India set out its Mother and Child Health Action Plan (2014-2017) recognizing BPNI’s Infant Milk Substitute, Feeding Bottle and Infant Food  (regulation of production , supply and distribution) Act  1992 amended in 2003 sensitization workshops to ensure infant and young child feeding at all levels i.e. family, community and health institutions. The plan recommends its implementation in its letter and spirit.  
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  • Vulnerability: From Protection to Empowerment 
    Key Author: Leonardo D. de Castro, with Ma. Ines Av. Fernandez
    Name of the Journal: Asian Bioethics Review; Vol 6, No 4 (2014)
    Objective: To take the opportunity provided by the memorial of the first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan to highlight bioethical issues arising in situations that renders human beings vulnerable to the negative impact of ethical mistakes or exploitation.
    Conclusion: In the editorial, authors seek to empower the patients to deal with their vulnerability rather than to allow physicians or other caregivers to try to protect them paternalistically by speaking on their behalf. A panic-driven irrelevant response mostly leads to victims being victimised twice over. Human rights, local cultural factors and ethical interventions need critical contemplation while responding in disaster relief programs.

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