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Infant Formula Promotion and the Health Sector in the Philippines

Citation

Popkin, Barry M.; Fernandez, Maria Erlinda; & Avila, Josephine L. (1990). Infant Formula Promotion and the Health Sector in the Philippines. American Journal of Public Health, 80(1), 74-5. PMCID: PMC1404538

Abstract

We use data collected in 1984, 1986, and 1988 from public and private health facilities in the Metropolitan Cebu area of the Philippines to assess effects of World Health Organization and Government of the Philippines Codes of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes on distribution of formula supplies. Distribution of free and low-cost infant formula declined drastically between 1986 and 1988. Industry compliance was almost complete.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/ajph.80.1.74

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Public Health

Author(s)

Popkin, Barry M.
Fernandez, Maria Erlinda
Avila, Josephine L.

Year Published

1990

Volume Number

80

Issue Number

1

Pages

74-5

PMCID

PMC1404538

Reference ID

775