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Online course on International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes

Wednesday, August 8, 2018   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: Training, Courses, breastfeeding, children, development, health

Ministry of Health.The Ministry of Health is responsible for implementing and monitoring the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes in New Zealand. It is primarily implemented through two self-regulatory codes of practice:

The Ministry of Health has an online course developed to raise awareness of the Code of Practice for Health Workers and increase health workers' knowledge of the Code in NZ. This course will increase health workers’ knowledge of how to practice in accordance with the Code of Practice for Health Workers.

This course is designed for health practitioners and other health workers who work with pregnant women, mothers and carers of infants, including (but not limited to):

  • Midwives;
  • Lactation consultants;
  • Doctors (GPs, Paediatricians, Obstetricians);
  • Registered Nurses;
  • Nurse Practitioners;
  • Dietitians;
  • Pharmacists;
  • Community health workers – Karitane, Kaiawhina, Kaiwhakapuawai; and
  • Childbirth Educators.

Find out more about the Ministry of Health course on the Code of Practice for Health Workers - available through the Ministry's Learn Online platform.