The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals
& organisations concerned with the protection, promotion & support of breastfeeding worldwide.
WABA action is based on the Innocenti Declaration, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the
Global Strategy for Infant & Young Child Feeding. WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF & an NGO
in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

About Us

WABA Global Advocacy Task Force Co-coordinators, 2011-2012, are:

Patti Rundall

Trained as an artist and teacher, since 1980 Patti Rundall has worked with IBFAN, to protect the rights of ALL parents – those who choose to use artificial feeding as well as those who breastfeed - to sound, evidence based and independent information about infant and young child feeding. She has focused on sponsorship, corporate partnerships and public relations and its impact on policies and is a co -coordinator of IBFAN's campaign to bring EU legislation into line with the International Code. She played a key role in the adoption of EU Commission rules requiring members of scientific advisory bodies to make public declarations of interest. She attends World Health Assemblies and consultations with WHO on Marketing to Children; and represents IBFAN and IACFO at Codex, and IBFAN on the European Commission’s Platform for Action on Diet and Physical Activity. These fora provide opportunities to challenge Europe’s leading food and advertising companies on their unethical marketing and to highlight how commercial involvement in health, education and research can be used to distort public health policies.

Patti is a Trustee of the 100-member Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming, and is the Secretariat of the Baby Feeding Law Group, an alliance of 23 UK health professional and mother support organisations focusing solely on marketing and legislation. She is also on the Steering Group of the 40 member UK Breastfeeding Manifesto Coalition which has 7 objectives, including Code implementation. Patti has led many company campaigns, including the 20 country Nestle Boycott, attending the Nestle Shareholder meeting each year to challenge this company

Dr. JP Dadhich MD
(Pediatrics, FNNF, PGD-DN)

Dr. JP Dadhich is the National Coordinator of the Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) and the consultant for HIV and breastfeeding programmes for International Baby food Action Network (IBFAN) – Asia. Apart from his administrative duties, he is looking after specific issues like Advocacy, WBTi, Research, Codex, Training, Code/The IMS Act, HIV and Infant feeding and Publications. He is a Paediatrician based in Delhi, who has been specially trained in Neonatology, Developmental Neurology; Infant and Young Child Feeding and Research Methods.

He is the South Asia Regional Focal Point Coordinator for WABA. He has been a consultant and resource person to various Provincial, National and International Organizations including Government of India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Women and Child Development, National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD), WHO, UNICEF, NIHFW, Saving Newborn Lives, Indian Council of Medical Research, Indian Academy of Paediatrics, National Neonatology Forum of India, Trained Nurse Association of India, State AIDS control societies, Federation of Asia Oceania Perinatal Societies, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), International Baby Food Action Network regional offices, DFID, UNAIDS, UNFPA, Save the Children, PLAN, Care India etc. He has many scientific articles to his credit in national and international journals.

Patti Rundall:
Dr. JP Dadhich :

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