The Problem with the Formula Milk Industry : An Unhealthy Influence on Health Professionals

Register for the Webinar

This is the 1st of 2 webinars convened by the World Health Organisation and The BMJ

  • Welcome and Introduction
    • Chris van Tulleken (Infectious Disease Doctor, University College London, Hospital and Broadcaster)
  • Summarizing the issue:
    • How marketing works (Katie Gilbert, Managing Director, M&C Saatchi World Services)
    • How industry targets health professionals (Dr Nigel Rollins, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing, WHO)
  • Reflections from Health Professionals
    • Professor Caroline Homer, Co-Program Director, Maternal, Child and Adolescent
      Health, Burnet Institute
    • Dr Melis Pehlivantürk Kızılkan, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University
      Children’s Hospital, Ankara)
    • Final speaker (TBC)
  • What can be done? An agenda for action
    (Rapid-fire ‘elevator pitch’ presentation of solutions following same format (what can be done, who can do it, what would it take)

    •  Better utilizing the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) ( Kelley Khamphouxay, Head of Health and Nutrition, Save the Children International )
    • Opportunities through medical education ( Dr Haroon Saloojee, Professor, Community Paediatrics, University of Witwatersrand )
    • Health professionals register ( Rebecca Coombes, The BMJ )