Category Archives: Nursing


Laws to protect breastfeeding inadequate in most countries

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) reveals the status of national laws to protect and promote breastfeeding. Of the 194 countries analysed in the report, 135 have in place some form of legal measure related to the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes and subsequent, relevant resolutions adopted by the World Health Assembly (the Code). This is up from 103 in 2011, when the last WHO analysis was done. However, only 39…

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WHO expresses great concern over newborn deaths in Libya

6 May 2016, Tunis, Tunisia — WHO expresses great concern over the death of 12 newborns in the Sabah Medical Centre neonatal intensive care unit in Sabha, southern Libya. The deaths occurred as a result of a bacterial infection and lack of specialized health staff to provide medical care. “These tragic deaths occurred as a result of easily preventable causes, and point to the major breakdown of the health system in Libya. The Sabah Medical Centre is the only centre of its kind providing neonatal…

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