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Joint statement-30Sept08: Ensure Safe Feeding for Infants and Increase Viglance

The Ministry of Health, Government of Myanmar is taking prompt actions in response to contaminated milk powder issue. The Government of Myanmar has conducted search for possible contaminated milk formula in the market, initiated testing for melamine in milk products and increased surveillance for affected children by asking paediatrician to report babies seeking treatment for renal problems and having history of feeding with infant milk formula. The Ministry of Health (MoH), UNICEF and WHO are actively supporting promotion of safe feeding for Infants and urging parents to ensure exclusive breast feeding for their babies for first six months.

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