The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says it is intensifying an awareness campaign to ensure compliance with the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes (BMS) in Kaduna State.
The State’s Coordinator of the Agency, Dadi Mullah-Natim disclosed this on Thursday during a sensitisation workshop for Neonatal Doctors on the International Code for Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes and the national regulations.
The coordinator said that emphasis for the sensitisation drive is marketing practices which he said were not properly applied.
“Sometime in 2019, Neonatal doctors had a conference and invited us to come over for a talk and there was an uproar because they did not understand the constitution.
We resolved to bring them today so that we can show them what the code is all about.
” I am happy clarity has come and they know about it now and how they will organise the way to relate with the marketers.
” We all know that there’s no food like breast milk and it is significant to the infant,”he said.