Legislation on Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes are enacted and enforced.

FROM Commitment: Implementing the Code (Marketing BMS)

Government / Namibia

Government of the Republic of Namibia

Partner organisations:
Multilateral organisations, including United Nations (UN) agencies: UNICEF
Date made: 14 Mar 2022
Related event: 2021 Tokyo N4G Summit
Verification status Verified Find out more
NAF SMARTness index High Find out more
Targeted location National - none
Targeted population Overall population (all ages, both sexes)
Primary indicator The Code is enacted and being enforced
Primary indicator baseline Legislation in development
Primary indicator target Code is fully enforced
Duration January, 2020 - December, 2025

Goal action plan

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.

Nutrition Action Classification


  • 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

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