Breaking the Code: the legal loopholes harming UK mothers and babies

This month, a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) laid bare the global picture of laws to promote and safeguard breastfeeding. The report shows the extent to which 195 countries have integrated guidance from the International Code of Marketing

Tackling child malnutrition in India’s largest slum

In central Mumbai, a stone’s throw from bustling Mahim Junction station, lies Asia’s second most populous slum. Sandwiched between the Western and Central railway lines and spanning just 2.39 square kilometres (that’s less than one square mile), Dharavi is home to somewhere between 800,000 and one million people. Daily life in

Why armed conflict is a threat to global health

In 1951, at the height of the Korean War, seven eminent doctors wrote to The Lancet medical journal in a call for disarmament. Their argument? Military spending was impacting upon healthcare provision in the UK, and doctors had a social responsibility to advocate against war. Some dismissed the letter out