IBFAN Asia Newswire

The Last word on Infant and Young Child Feeding

Series - 7 , September 2014
  • IBFAN Asia gets nomination for the health systems social media awards (HSSMA), you can endorse it too!!
    IBFAN Asia is being endorsed by people across the globe for monitoring the international code of marketing of breast milk substitutes. It’s gaining admiration as a watchdog organization that uses social media to keep a check on corporations' marketing campaigns. HSSMA is a public endorsement award purely based on how many endorsements we get as an organization present on social media. We seek your support to win this award, come endorse us.
  • World premiere of Danis Tanovic’s Tigers gains standing ovation for Nestlé whistle blower
    “Tigers” is a based-on-fact drama in which a young salesman, who is devastated when he discovers the effects of the infant formula on the children of his community. After knowing the reality he becomes a whistle blower against the baby food scandal in Pakistan. This is true story portrayed on silver screen by popular young Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi. The movie was screened at the Toronto film festival last week gaining great response from viewers and reviewers.


  • Medicalising common ailments is one of healthcare's greatest threats
    Author: Kaliash Chand
    Published in: Health Service Journal (HSJ)
    Health services around the globe have seen a growing trend of medicalisation even for treatments of lifestyle problems. The doctor’s role is crucial in educating patients and treating them according to clinical need in such cases rather than succumbing to inducements or medical, pharmaceutical and financial targets.

Global Research Desk

  • Childhood diarrhoeal deaths in seven low- and middle-income countries
    Objective: To investigate the clinical characteristics of children who died from diarrhoea in low- and middle-income countries, such as the duration of diarrhoea, comorbid conditions, care-seeking behaviour and oral rehydration therapy use.

    Persistent diarrhoea remains an important cause of diarrhoeal death in young children in low- and middle-income countries.  Research is needed on the public health burden of persistent diarrhoea and current treatment practices to understand why children are  still dying from the condition.  

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