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BREACHES OF THE WHO INTERNATIONAL CODE OF MARKETING OF BREASTMILK SUBSTITUTES IN THE PHILIPPINES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 986: tabled on 27 February 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House condemns the violations of both Philippines law and the World Health Organisation code by Nestlé, Mead Johnson and Wyeth; notes that the investigation by the Guardian and Save the Children found that formula companies are continuing to use aggressive, clandestine and often illegal methods to target mothers and health professionals in the Philippines; is concerned that reported targeting of mothers in impoverished areas has resulted in child and maternal malnutrition, as well as increased hospital admission due to diarrhea; and calls on the Government to use its international influence to condemn such violations.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.