Implementing the Code (Marketing BMS)

Government / Namibia

Government of the Republic of Namibia

Partner organisations:
Multilateral organisations, including United Nations (UN) agencies: UNICEF
Commitment made: 14 Mar 2022
Related event: 2021 Tokyo N4G Summit
Targeted location (aggregate)

National - none

Verification status Verified Find out more

Commitment description

The Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services commits to enact and enforce legislation covering all provision of the Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes by the end of December 2022. Progressed will be assessed using the District Health Information System and the Second Harambee Prosperity Plan Programme Delivery Unit monthly meetings. NAD 1,700,000.00 have been secured by the government to cover the associated costs.

Global Nutrition Targets

Exclusive breastfeeding

Nutrition Action Classification across all goals


  • Financial
  • Operational
  • Leadership and governance
  • Research monitoring and data


  • Food environment
  • Food supply chain
  • Consumer knowledge
  • Nutrition care services


  • Undernutrition
  • Diet
  • Obesity and diet-related NCDs
  • Food and nutrition security

N4G themes covered by goals

  • Food
  • Health
  • Resilience
  • Data
  • Financing

Total funding and costs across all goals

Funders UNICEF & Namibian Government
Funding mechanism Public
Cost secured Fully funded
Total costs estimated Yes, and the amount publicly disclosed
Currency (NAD) - Namibian dollar
Cost amount 1,700,000.0
$USD equivalent 103,343.465 (World Bank average exchange rate for 2021)

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