Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:30
Institute of Public Health Nutrition (IPHN) and Bangladesh Breastfeeding Foundation (BBF) with the technical and financial support from UNICEF have organized a stakeholder meeting at 6th October 2016 in CIRDAP Conference Centre for the sake of discussing the field testing plan for Net Code implementation in Bangladesh.
Ms Roxana Quader, Additional Secretary (PH & WHO), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare was the Chief Guest of the meeting while Dr. Moudud Hossain, Deputy Director, DGHS & Program Manager, NNS was presented as a Special Guest and gave the welcome speech along with the objectives of the meeting. Different government and non-government officials and representatives of MOHFW, DGHS, other relevant Ministries, UNICEF, WHO, FAO, BPA, BMA, BNF, OGSB, BPS, Alive and Thrive, Concern Worldwide, BPMPA, BMRC, BRAC, HKI, Save the Children, Eminence, IYCF Alliances group, Doctors from different hospitals and clinics were attended the meeting.
The recommendations are as follows:
- As the Bylaws of the BMS Act 2013 are yet to be finalized so, the bylaws needs to bring to the board as early as possible for final approval.
- The IPHN should take the responsibility for establishing a sustainable BMS Act monitoring system in Bangladesh.
- Some appreciated about the strength of the existing law and recommended to take a holistic approach for enforcement and implementation the law and thus suggested to involve mass media in it.
- What is the appropriate strategy of breastfeeding and complementary feeding practice during the disaster period.
- Breastfeeding corner should be established in the garments factory to ensure more IYCF practice in Bangladesh.
- Implementation and enforcement of any law is very vital for its survival otherwise, it will be turned into only some piece of paper.
- Some enquired about the limited legal action against the violation of BMS Act 2013 to create some example to prevent violation.
- It needs to identify the partners for the implement the NetCode monitoring system in Bangladesh.
- There is no bar to produce and import registered BMS product in Bangladesh but the law prohibited the display and promotional activity of the BMS product.
- The promotional activity of the BMS Act 2013 should be focused on parents/ caregivers of the children for better outcome.
- Some decisions have been made in the meeting regarding the adoption and implementation of the Net Code protocol in Bangladesh.
- According to the BMS Act 2013, the IPHN from the GoB is the authorized organization to implement the monitoring system in Bangladesh.
- Some small group discussion meeting with the GoB would be the effective platform to identify the partners for BMS Act monitoring system in Bangladesh.
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Institute of Public Health Nutrition (IPHN) and Bangladesh Breastfeeding Foundation (BBF) with the technical and financial support from UNICEF have organized a stakeholder meeting at 6th October 2016 in CIRDAP Conference Centre for the sake of discussing the field testing plan for Net Code...
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