• Dr Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Egyptian Minister of Health and Population
• Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi (Video)
• Dr Tedros Adhanom, Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (Video)
• Dr Catherine Russell, Executive Director of UNICEF (Video)
• Professor Mohamed Emad Salem, President of ELCA
• Dr Mona Sakr, Chair International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners board
• Ann Kellams, President of Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine ABM (Video)
• Dr Gihan Fouad, Dean of National Nutrition Institute
• Steve Warne, Chairperson of Codex Alimentarius Commission (Video)
• Dr Chris van Tulleken, (Video)
• Dr Vandana Shiva, Global leader in environmental activism, food sovereignty and bio-diversity (Video)
• Nomajoni Ntombela and Marcos Arana, IBFAN Co-chairs


Dr Abdullatif Mohammed Amneenah

Professor of pediatrics and head of pediatrics department - Faculty of medicine, University of Derna President of Panlibyan neonatal association

Dr Abla Ahmed Mohamed Aly

Lecturer of Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine Future University in Egypt

Dr Abla El Alfy

Member of the Egyptian parliament & entrepreneur leading our dream initiative for improving child wellbeing in Egypt &Africa - RA-RCPCH MENA-founder EMA RCPCH &family counselors cadre. Head of CME department and Senior consultant of Neonatology at Al Galaa Military Children and Women speciality hospital. I am senior consultant in Neonatology. I practices neonatal intensive care for about 30 years.I worked in UK and Kuwait and was taught Paediatrics by imminent professors in Paediatrics including community ,nutrition and critical mudicine. I an talented teacher and enjoy teaching in Paediatrics,nutrition and neonatal care. My career taught me that prevention is the best way to save intact lives. Promotion of optimal nutrition specially during first 1000 days is my first tool for healthy life. Education and competency based training for juniors and new graduates is the second tool. Health education and raising public awareness is my third tool..these three tools summated in my gift to Egypt future, for our children in Egypt.this is our Dream project which targets promotion of child health in Egypt through promotion of community paediatric care,child behavioral, psychiatric and mental health and nutrition. We believe that optimal,accessible,feasible,sustainable health care is the inborn rights of all Egyptian Children regardless their age,sex, social class or geographic distribution and we secure it through unique model of social solidarity and collaborative work through all community sectors and government....I left all hot work to achieve the dream working will all volunteers who dream with me for better future for our country.

Prof Adel Reyad

Professor of Pediatrics, Benha University Consultant of Pediatrics at Wadi-El-Neel Hospital, National Defense Council Former Chief Consultant and Head of Pediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care Department. Former Head of Pediatric Liver Transplant Unit and Infection Control Department at Wadi-El-Neel Hospital. He has been practicing Neonatology for about forty years; establishing and designing many NICUs, selecting their equipments and training their neonatologists and nursing staff. He is an international member and certified Neonatal Resuscitation Instructor from AAP, as well as EPLS certified. Professor Reyad is a founding member and former board member of the Egyptian Society for Neonatal and Preterm Care, the first Neonatology Society in Egypt. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Egyptian Neonatal Guidelines. President of MICAP Medical Society and President of MICAP Pediatric Conference. His main area of interest is Continuous Professional Development in Pediatrics and Neonatology. He has a background and special interest in Neonatology, asthma, vaccines, nutrition and breastfeeding, infections and antibiotics. He has been conducting many professional presentations and training sessions in Egypt, Middle East and European countries.

Dr Afaf Korraa

Prof of pediatrics and ex head of pediatric department , Al - Azhar university

Dr Alessandro Iellamo ONLINE

Alessandro Iellamo is the senior emergency nutrition adviser for Family Health International 360 (Fhi360) supporting and a maternal, infant, and young child nutrition specialist. He has extensive expertise in nutrition and infant and young child feeding (IYCF) policies and practices, particularly in emergencies, the WHO International Code, BFHI, the Operational Guidance for Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies and other global tools. He has worked with the WHO’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG) on the International Code and assisted the International Baby Food Action Network with the development of the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTI) and the World Breastfeeding Costing Tool (WBCi) and IYCF policy tools. He has also been involved in research on maternal, IYCF policies, practices, and programmes, including work environments, International Code implementation, and financial aspects of the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy on IYCF. His expertise in nutrition, emergency nutrition, and IYCF has supported humanitarian work in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia and South-East Asia. He has led the development of recent IYCF-E tools and guidance documents and facilitated international and national policies and guidance development processes. Recently, he has been engaged with IYCF related policy issues in high-income countries including Italy, Australia, and Japan. Alessandro has led the planning, organization and facilitation of webinars and workshops, including the independent dialogue hosted by the Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions and the ANU Gender Institute at the Australian National University.

Dr Ali faraj Alrasheed

Director General of the General Department of Nutrition in the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia. National coordinator of breastfeeding promotion

Dr Alia Hafiz

Head of nutrition at WFP Egypt country office Medical doctor, Paediatrician, and a public health and nutrition expert focusing on pregnant lactating mothers, children, adolescents and youth. More than 20 years of experience, working in the fields of public health, development and food security and nutrition. Work entails strategic planning, design and implementation of programmes in health and nutrition, research including food security and nutrition research; lead and contributed to various publications, assessments, and policy briefs; Nutrition Agenda for Action, National Iodine Deficiencies survey, World Bank, The investment case for nutrition. Worked on several national initiatives for integrating social behavioral change communication within nutrition and early child good development programmes, including development of content, Conducting research on behaviours, practices, attitudes, and social norms , exploring gender dynamics and how they affect nutrition and food security. Contributed to the development of national guidelines for infant and young child feeding and early child hood nutrition, guidelines for the marketing of infant foods, as well as the development of social behavioral change content for national initiative on school children and adolescents.

Alison Linnecar ONLINE

Alison Linnecar holds a Master’s degree from Cambridge University in the UK where she continued with postgraduate studies in social anthropology.After working in environmental protection in France, in 1987 she joined GIFA, the Geneva Infant Feeding Association, IBFAN’s Geneva Office. As GIFA’s International Coordinator she had dual responsibilities for liaison with WHO and UN organisations in Geneva, and for expanding and supporting IBFAN’s regional coordinating offices, especially the very first, IBFAN Africa. After Co-founding the IBFAN Afrique regional office in 1989, she co-founded IBFAN Southeast Asia as well as IBFAN Arab World in 2002, always working with national NGOs to create independent regional coordination. Key to this process was securing funding from donors for the regional offices, and in 2006 she became the technical coordinator of the Global Breastfeeding Initiative for Child Survival that included the ten IBFAN regional and technical offices as well as WABA. This programme was coordinated by GIFA which co-organised regional meetings with IBFAN Arab World in Cairo and Ismailia as well as in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi. At the same time, her interest in the environment led to the creation of IBFAN’s global working group on Environment, Climate and Health of which she is the Convenor. After she retired from GIFA in 2010 she has continued to work with IBFAN and publish on the negative environmental impact of formula feeding compared to the beneficial impact of breastfeeding. Her work with UN organisations on every child’s right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment led to campaigns to expose chemical pollutants in our environment, in water and in our children’s foods, as well as contamination of powdered milk formulas with harmful bacteria

Dr Amal ElTaweel

MD, IBCLC, FABM Board member, treasurer and education coordinator of the Egyptian Lactation Consultants’ Association (ELCA). Member of IBFAN Arab World Advisory Committee. Fellow and Board Member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine ABM.

Dr Anjar Setiani

Anjar Setiani , MD, Pediatrician Anjar Setiani , MD, is a pediatrician in Indonesia since 2014 . She contributes in establishing the hospital - based Praborini lactation team in Jakarta, Indonesia . She is practicing frenotomy for tongue - tie and lip - tie and now helping many mothers to achieve their breastfeeding goals, include Praborini method for relactation and induction of lactation . She is member of The Indonesian Society of Perinatology and the trainer of Lactation Management and Kangaroo Mother Care programs .

Prof Dr Anna Coutsoudis

, PhD Department of Child Health and Paediatrics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa Coutsoudis is a public health scientist and a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. She obtained her PhD in 1993 from the same university, and made important contributions on child nutrition, breastfeeding and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. Her awards include: the 2004 Nutrition Society of South Africa Award for her contribution to nutrition research in South Africa; the 2005 Amnesty International South Africa for protecting human rights in South Africa; the 2006 Convocation of University of KwaZulu-Natal for her outstanding contribution to medical science and society; and the 2009 Science for Society Gold Medal of the Academy of Sciences of South Africa, of which she is a Fellow. She is also a Fellow of of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In 2000, she established the first community-based breastmilk bank in South Africa to provide donor breastmilk to AIDS orphans, and was one of the founding members of the Human Milk Banking Association of South Africa, which she chairs. She is involved in putting in place low-cost technology for human milk banks.

Dr Asmaa Sadek

Pediatrics and Neonatology consultant Lactation consultant, IBCLC NLS Course director at the European resuscitation council (Neonatal life support) First NBAS practitioner in Egypt (Neonatal Behavioural Assessment scale) Boston children's hospital -Harvard Medical School Founder of LactAid Clinics, for pediatrics, lactation medicine, parental awareness classes and Adoptive families support groups.

Dr Asti Praborini

Asti Praborini, MD, Pediatrician, IBCLC has 33 years of experience as a pediatrician, which has convinced her that nothing is more important and valuable than breastfeeding for both mother and baby. As a national and international speaker, she continues the campaign promoting the benefits of breastfeeding, despite formula marketing that is pervasive in the country. She established the first hospital-based lactation team in Indonesia that works ultimately to help mothers breastfeed their babies, and now leads seven lactation teams in different hospitals. She is aware that direct breastfeeding is important, so she is also practicing simple frenotomy if it is needed. She established her own method for hospitalization of nipple confusion, supplementation, adoptive nursing, and many others. She also devoted her time to give pro bono service to the poor in the pediatric clinic of LKC Dompet Dhuafa and received the LKC award (2011, 2018, 2021).

Prof Ayman Abou El nour

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Ain Shams University

Dr Ayoub Al-Jawaldeh

Regional Adviser Nutrition Programme Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health

Dr Ayi Dilla Septarini

Ayi Dilla Septarini, MD, is a pediatrician in Indonesia since 2011 and a mother of two children. She contributes in establishing the hospital- based Praborini lactation team in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is helping many mothers to achieve their breastfeeding goals, include Praborini method for relactation and induction of lactation. She is also one of the owner and co-founder BWCC Bekasi. She is member of The Indonesian Society of Perinatology and the trainer of Lactation Management programs

Ayi Dilla Septarini

Prof Azza Abul Fadl

MD, MPH, IBCLC, Professor of Pediatrics at Benha University, Faculty of Medicine President of MCFC

Prof Azza Hussein Ahmed

DNS, CPNP, IBCLC, FAAN, FILCA Purdue University

Barbara Nalubanga

Barbara Nalubanga is Senior Food and Nutrition Specialist with degrees in Food Science and Technology, with post-training in Food and Nutrition Security and Project Management and currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Applied Human Nutrition. Ms Nalubanga is the Executive Director of IBFAN Uganda. She has gained valuable experience over the last 27 years working with the Public Health Sector, Humanitarian Agencies, and several Non-Government Organizations. Her background includes skills in project planning and design, results-based program implementation, reporting, monitoring and learning related to food and nutrition security and health. She has been instrumental over the years in the development of multiple policies, guidelines and training packages for both pre- and in-service curricula related to breastfeeding, maternal, infant, young child and adolescent nutrition. Throughout her career, Ms. Nalubanga has been actively involved in professional networking within Uganda and the African region, coordinating efforts among the African countries for improved food and nutrition security with a specific focus on women and children. This experience includes building successful partnerships with governments, research institutions, United Nations, NGOs and other institutions.

Dr Catherine (Katie) Pereira-Kotze

Catherine (Katie) Pereira-Kotze, RD (SA) PhD in Public Health Candidate Faculty of Community and Health Sciences University of the Western Cape (UWC) Senior Nutritionist First Steps Nutrition Trust working to protect, promote & support optimal maternal, infant & young child nutrition.

Dr Chris van Tulleken Video

Chris van Tulleken--father, scientist, doctor, and award-winning BBC broadcaster--made headlines with a dietary experiment that he conducted at University College London. For a month, he ate almost nothing but ultra-processed food, a typical diet for children and adults in the United States. As Chris ate, he spoke to the world's leading experts on food and processing from academia, agriculture and, most importantly, the food industry itself. Now, in a fast-paced and eye-opening narrative, van Tulleken reveals his findings. These products are ubiquitous, are the primary driver of the obesity pandemic, and are the number-one cause of environmental destruction. Yet these products are ruthlessly marketed, often as health food. By tracing the science and economics of UPF, van Tulleken reframes it as an addictive substance and obesity as a "commerciogenic disease," driven by a largely unregulated industry. Marshaling the latest evidence, Ultra-Processed People proposes real solutions to the current pandemic of diet-related disease--for businesses, for policymakers, and for us all.

Christine Rubertsson

Christine Rubertsson RN, RM Professor in Reproductive, Perinatal and Sexual health at Lund university. Head of the research group Reproductive, Perinatal and Sexual health at Lund university

Dr Clavel Sanchez

Clavel del Rosario Sánchez Jiménez Mother with optimal breastfeeding experience, doctor, teacher in Public Health, Wellstart International associate, university professor, author of several publications, consultant in several countries on breastfeeding, current executive secretary of the National Breastfeeding Commission in the Republic Dominican Republic, coordinator of the IBFAN Network for Latin America and the Caribbean

Constance Ching

She currently provides technical support in Code advocacy and implementation for Alive & Thrive in the ASEAN region. Prior to that, she worked for IBFAN-ICDC, was involved in capacity building with governments, UN agencies and NGOs on Code implementation and monitoring

Dr Dalia Mohamed Samy

Bachelor of medicine - Faculty of Medicine - Cairo University ( November 1996 ) - Diploma in Hospital management - American University in Cairo ( November 2001 )- Master degree in pediatrics - Faculty of Medicine - Cairo University ( November 2005 ) - Working on doctorate degree in pediatrics - Faculty of Medicine - Cairo University - International board certified lactation consultant. (October 2013)- Vice director of the National Nutrition Institute (2015)- Vice director of the training and development unit ( September 2021)- Director of the training and development unit ( September 2022)- Member of the association of feeding the mind and fighting malnutrition- Member of the Egyptian Foundation of for child health and Nutrition`

Dr Dyah Febriyanti

Dr. Dyah Febriyanti is a medical doctor, an IBCLC, a breastfeeding counselor, and a mother living in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has been working in hospitals since she graduated in 2012. She was facing many struggles to succeed breastfeeding her daughter for two years. She has been an IBCLC since 2017. She works with breastfeeding dyads in a team, called Praborini lactation team, consisting of all lady doctors in outpatient and inpatient care units. Concerning breastfeeding and nutrition in early life, she has published a semi-cookbook about complementary foods for breastfed babies and cooking videos to educate and help mothers feed their babies. She also has been working on scientific writing. She is a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, International Lactation Consultant Association, and a trainer of the Indonesian Society of Perinatology.

Dr Edrees Hasan Zaki

- Neonatology consultant - Director of Bright Minds unit for mental wellness - Faculty of medicine assiut university - certified Neuro-semantics trainer

Elisabeth Sterken

Director of INFACT (Infant Feeding Action Coalition) Canada/IBFAN (International Baby Food Action Network) North America, past chair of the IBFAN Global Council, coordinates the IBFAN Codex Alimentarius Program, and represents IBFAN on the UNICEF/WHO the Global Breastfeeding Collective.

Elise Chapin

Italian National Committee for UNICEF · Baby Friendly Initiatives Public Health + Infant and Young Child Feeding Advocate | Educator | International Board Certified Lactation Consultant - IBCLC M.Ed. Technical Officer, Programma Insieme per l’Allattamento Area Advocacy,

Dr Elise Van Rooyen

Dr. Elise van Rooyen was the head of the kangaroo mother care (KMC) unit at Kalafong hospital, University of Pretoria, South Africa, from July 1999 till December 2021, when she retired. She has been involved in KMC clinical care for 22 years and has taken part in KMC implementation research under the auspices of the MRC unit for Maternal and Infant health care strategies at Kalafong hospital. As part of the MRC unit team she was involved in implementation projects in Africa and KMC training workshops nationally as well as internationally. Currently Dr Van Rooyen is a consultant for UNICEF ESARO office as technical advisor and extra-ordinary member of the Department of Paediatrics, Kalafong Hospital.

Eric Oechslin

Eric Oechslin is a French economist holding a postgraduate certificate in mathematical economy and econometrics from the Pantheon-Assas University (Paris II). He had worked for more than 13 years as Senior Adviser for Europe at the International Organization of Employers (IOE) which is the largest business organization dealing with labour and social issues. Within the IOE, he was the focal point for activities related to social security (including the social protection floor), human resources, and fight against human trafficking and corruption. He was also the IOE Sherpa for the G20 in France and participated in the G20 consultations and meetings on labour and employment issues. In 2012, he joined the ILO as Senior Specialist for Employers’ Activities for the North African region. He has been in charge of providing technical and political support to employers’ organizations from 12 countries. Amongst the main achievements, human resources academies were established in Algeria, Egypt, in Morocco and Tunisia as well the assessments of several business associations to guide them towards more members-oriented approach. In April 2019, he was appointed Director of the ILO Decent Work Team for North Africa and of the ILO Country Office for Egypt and Eritrea.

Dr Esraa hamed Aly

Lecturer of Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health, MTI university

Dr Faiza Aljaafar

Lactation consultant Deputy director of lactation excellence program- King Abdulaziz Medical City KAMC OB/GYN registrar - coordinator women health clinic - Health Care Specialty Center HCSC-KAMC-Saudi Arabia

Farahdibha Tenrilemba

Farahdibha Tenrilemba is the vice chairwomen of Indonesia Breastfeeding Mothers Association (AIMI), as well as the co-founder of AIMI, a non government organization focus on protecting promoting and support breastfeeding and complementary feeding since 2007 in Indonesia. Diba is an academician in public health, a G20 Indonesia Delegate for Women20, and a breastfeeding counselor from 2006 and since then has been traveling internationally to share indonesia best practices and challenges on implementing breastfeeding programs from mother/community support point of view.

Dr Fatimah Youssef Aljawoan

Bachelor Degree of Medicine and Surgery from King Saud University-Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynecology Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia In Collaboration with The Royal College of physicians of Ireland-Arab Board in Obstetrics &Gynecology-Saudi Specialty Certificate in Obstetrics &Gynecology-MSc in Reproduction and Development University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Instructor for ALS n Obstetrics King Abdulaziz Medical City- NGHA, Riyadh with the Standard &Guidelines of AAFP. Clinical Research Coordinator Center for Clinical Research, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center - IBCLC- Certified Patient Experience Leader from The Beryl institute- European Board of cosmotic Gynecology. - Certificate in Psycho-sexual Relationship Therapy, awarded by NAOS and accredited by COSRT &NCP - Instructor for Train the trainers in Breastfeeding Counseling Course certified from WHO& UNICEF Senior House Officer In Obstetrics & Gynaecology KFSH&RC , Riyadh - Consultant, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Alyamamah Maternity & Children Hospital, Riyadh - Head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Depertament Alyamamah Maternity & Children Hospital, Riyadh - Director of Residency Training Program for Saudi and Arab Board , AlYamamah Maternity Hospital Director of technical affairs in General Directorate for Patient's relation in Ministry of health Founder and former General director of Patient Experience Center, Ministry of Health Cofounder and Chairman of board direcetors for Breastfeeding Association Board Member of Enayah Charitable Health Society for Patients Care

Fatmata Fatima Sesay

Fatmata Fatima Sesay is a Nutrition Specialist, Infant Feeding with UNICEF HQ in New York. She has 15 years of experience in Maternal, Infant, and Young Child and Micronutrient Nutrition in both development and humanitarian settings. Fatmata holds an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BSc and an MSc in Nutrition and Dietetics from Njala University, Sierra Leone.

Dr Fayrouz Essawy.

• Dr. Fayrouz Essawy, MD, M.Sc, IBCLC • Graduate of Cairo Faculty of Medicine (2004). • Master's of Pediatrics (2012). • Egyptian Neonatology Fellowship (2015). • Devoted to breastfeeding promotion since certification as IBCLC in 2015. • Lecturer and director of the educational programs of the Egyptian Lactation Consultants' Association (ELCA) • Member of the Egyptian Society of Pediatrics since 2006 • Member of International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) since 2015. • Member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) since 2017. • Harvard Graduate of Training of trainee program 2020. • Harvard Graduate of Egypt Clinical Scholars Research Training (CSRT) program 2021.

Dr Ghada Sayed

Dr Ghada Sayed, Consultant of Neonatology and Pediatrics (Master of Pediatrics Cairo University, Egyptian Fellowship of Pediatrics), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) (2003 ,recertified in 2008, 2013, 2018), Clinical Nutritionist (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism ESPEN) , Egyptian Fellowship of Health Care Management. I am International Baby Food Action (IBFAN) Arab Word Regional Coordinator (2010 till present). I have worked as temporary Consultant for nutrition for WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region Office, UNICEF Egypt and WFP Egypt. I have been helping mothers in the Arab Region to breastfeed through my Facebook group of 54000 mothers.

Dr Gihan Fouad

Dean of the National Nutrition Institute-Cairo Pediatrician (MD), Clinical Nutritionist (ESPEN), IBCLC. Head of National Nutrition Institute – Cairo. Board member of Egyptian Fellowship for Clinical Nutrition.National Coordinator of Iodine Global Network (IGN). Board member of Egyptian Lactation Consultant Association (ELCA). Dr. Gihan Fouad in 1987 graduated from Ain Shams University M.B., graded very good with Honors. In 1993 Dr. Gihan obtained Master of Science in Pediatrics Ain Shams University with very good. In 2005 she was awarded her Diploma of Total Quality Management (AUC) and in 2007 she obtained M.D in Pediatrics Benha University. In 2008 she was certified as International board lactation consultant, Moreover. In 2009 she obtained Diploma in Global strategy for hospital hygiene (Middle East).A joint initiative of Claude Bernard University (lyon1) and of the general organization of teaching hospitals and institutes (Cairo) with the support of WHO Cairo Regional Office as well as a certified Lead Auditor of ISO/9001-2008 version. From 2009 till 2011 she was the holder of the Egyptian fellowship of health care management. From 2010 till 2011 had Successfully completed the executive Program for emerging Leaders Of Ministry of Health conducted by Harvard School of Public Health (Cairo, Egypt January 2011 – September2011). Attained Recognition &Response in child protection (Tainting program me for doctor/Royal College of Pediatrics &Child health) (may2010). She was appointed as Consultant of Pediatrics at nutritional requirements and growth department (National nutritional institute)(NNI) and also as consultant in clinical nutrition of pregnant nutritional counseling Clinics, Pediatric Obesity Clinic, Breast feeding Clinics, Stunted Children Clinic, at National Nutrition Institute (NNI),

Dr Hessa Khalfan Alghazal Alsuwaidi

Dr. Hessa Khalfan Alghazal Alsuwaidi MBBS (UAE University), MSc(UK), MPH(USA), DrPH (USA) Executive Director – Sharjah Child Friendly Office Dr. Hessa al-Ghazal, A Physician and Public Health Consultant, working as the Executive Director of Sharjah Child Friendly Office. She received her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with distinction from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Emirates and MSc in Maternal and Child Health from Aberdeen University, Scotland, UK, and a Master of Public Health (M.Sc.) specializing in motherhood and childhood excellence from Tulane University, Louisiana. She received a clinical doctorate in public health from the University of Tulane, Louisiana, USA, and a certificate of advance study in Child Rights from Geneva University and Harvard University. Dr. Hessa also is a member of the Board of Trustees at Sharjah University Research Center.

Prof. Hisham Awad

Professor of Paediatrics and Neonatology 2001 Paediatric Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt Head of the Paediatric department Ain Shams University since August 2017 Head of the neonatology Unit Pediatric department Ain Shams University 2015 Head of the neonatology unit Ain Shams Specialized Hospital 2012 Head of the pediatric intensive care team responsible for the live related liver transplantation program Wadi El Neel and Ain Shams Specialized Hospitals

Dr Iffa Ahsanur Rasyuda

I am Iffa Ahsanur Rasyida, M.D., Pediatrician, experienced in providing disease prevention measures to healthy babies, children, adolescents and providing treatment to sick children both acute and chronic. While working as a Pediatrician, I also practice lactation counselor, lactation acupuncture and infant massage instructor. Born on January 8, 1985. Residing on 17B, Kyai Mojo Street, Bojonegoro, East Java, Indonesia. My educational background, Faculty of Medicine -Airlangga University, Pediatric program- University of Indonesia (2011-2015). I also do my hobbies of sports, culinary, and traveling hobbies. I work at Muhammadiyah Sumberrejo Islamic Hospital (2016-present), Fatma Women and Children Hospital (2016-present), and Padangan General Hospital (2022-present).

Ines Fernandez

Ma. Ines Fernandez is a member of the Infant Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Technical Working Group with the Department of Health in the Philippines and serves on the International Baby Foods Action Network Global Coordinating Council (IBFAN G-5). Ines is the co-founder of the Breastfeeding Movement in the Philippines and Arugaan, an NGO meant to nurture fully with a lifetime commitment. She has extensive experience in providing relactation and infant feeding support in the aftermath of disasters. In collaborations with the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office and UNICEF’s Manilla office, Ines has led disaster response efforts to provide infant feeding support to nearly 7,000 mom-baby survivors of the devastating typhoons Yolanda and Ondoy. Her trained Breastfeeding Expert Support Team (BESTeam) have also collaborated with other trained volunteer mother support groups to respond in the aftermath of the Taal Volcano eruption in 2019. In addition, she recently launched a 24/7 Breastfeeding Call Center. Ines formerly served as the Southeast Asia Representative for IBFAN, the WABA co-coordinator for Women and Work Task Force, and as an Ashoka Fellow in 2015.

Katherine Shats (Video)

Katherine Shats is a Legal Specialist in the Nutrition Section at UNICEF headquarters in New York. She provides technical and legal support on improving childhood and maternal nutrition through the adoption and implementation of legislative frameworks and policies, including infant and young child feeding and the prevention of overweight and obesity. Previously, she worked in civil society and academia, advising advocates and government on a range of public health topics, including food regulation, tobacco control, and road safety. She received her Master of Laws in Global Health Law from Georgetown University, and previously practiced law in Australia in the areas of regulatory law, human rights, and refugee law. She has lectured in health law, medical ethics and human rights at the Australian National University and at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Prof Katheryn Russ ONLINE

Katheryn Russ is Professor and Chair of Economics at the University of California, Davis. She is a Non- Resident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and served as Senior Economist for International Trade and Finance for the White House Counsel of Economic Advisers 2015- 2016. Her presentation is based on her research on international trade and public health policy and does not reflect the views of any institution with which she is affiliated

Laurence Grummer-Strawn

Laurence M. Grummer-Strawn, MSc PhD, Unit Head – Nutrition and Food Safety Actions in Health Systems, Department of Nutrition and Food Safety World Health Organization

Dr Linda Shaker Berbari

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Regional Office for Middle East and East Africa Region, Amman, Jordan Public Health Nutritionist dedicated to contributing to the improvement of women’s, children’s, adolescents’ and infant’s health, nutrition and quality of life especially during vulnerable situations through quality programming, research, advocacy, and policy developmentLinda is an expert in public health and community nutrition with more than 18 years of experience in Lebanon, the Middle East, and beyond. She currently serves as a consultant with the Emergency Nutrition Network as the facilitator of the Infant Feeding in Emergencies Core Group, a global collaboration of agencies committed to infant feeding in emergencies. She has earned her PhD from the University of Dundee – Scotland with a focus on Public Health Nutrition Policy and Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies. She has a Master’s degree in Nutrition and a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the American University of Beirut. She has worked with several agencies and academic institutions throughout the years; engaged in community nutrition program planning, development, monitoring and evaluation as well as policy, strategy development, and research. Her research and work interests include improving the diets of infants and young children, including in emergency situations, and public health nutrition policy.

Dr Magdalena Whoolery

Magdalena Whoolery is the founder and director of the recently established Breastfeeding International NGO. She is a Maternal Child Health and Infant Young Child Feeding Consultant, with over 20 years of experience as a registered nurse with a PhD from Brunel University, working in health and social sectors. Magdalena has worked for the World Health Organization in Timor-Leste and for UNICEF in Indonesia. During the April 2021 flood response, she developed the first “Nurturing Care Centers of Excellence (NCCE) for Emergencies and Beyond”, a cost-effective and innovative package of care for rapid integration of MCH-IYCF recommended practices. Following the successful pilot of NCCE at an evacuation center, and improved outcomes of maternal, child and infant health and nutrition, the Ministry of Health requested UNICEF support in replicating the program in all 20 evacuation centers. NCCE is now integrated as part of the National Mother Support Group under the Alola Foundation’s directive. Magdalena provides technical support to various stakeholders at government and community levels, in the health sector, and in emergencies to scale up protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact.

Dr Maha Abou Zekry

Maha Abou- Zekri, MD IBCLC, TQM - Consultant pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology - Specialized Pediatric Hospital - Cairo University - General Secretary of the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Dr. Manal Mohammed Khorsheed

Dr. Manal Mohammed Khorsheed Family medicine consultant IBCLC Co-founder Saudi Breastfeeding Association Member of the Board of Directors of Breastfeeding Association Certified Assessor and Trainer in BFHI Working in Jeddah Janeen clinic

Dr Marcos Arana

Medical surgeon graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Physical Anthropologist graduated from the National School of Anthropology and History. Masters in Public Health and Ecology. Researcher at the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán. Director of the Centro de Capacitación en Ecología y Salud para Campesinos/ Defensoría del Derecho a la Salud. Technical Secretary of the Committee for the Promotion of Safe and Voluntary Motherhood Founding member of the network and of the Global Policy Council of IBFAN (International Baby Food Action Network). Network that works for the defence and promotion of breastfeeding. Has been consultant to UNHCR, UNICEF, FAO and WHO on infant feeding in emergencies, breastfeeding and breastfeeding. Member of the Infant Feeding in Emergencies Core Group. He has worked in Chiapas since 1982, where he has developed programmes to care for and promote resilience in emergency situations with Guatemalan refugees, those affected by natural disasters and internally displaced persons; developed models of a continuum of care during pregnancy and the firts two years of life since 1990 in multicultural contexts, together with the Committee for Safe and Voluntary Motherhood, is currently working on a project to re-engineer obstetric care at the first level of care and in the design of interventions aimed to the prevention of violence since the first stages of life. In 2005 she received the Sasakawa Health Prize at the 58th World Health Assembly in Geneva, awarded by the World Health Organization. Marcos Arana is currently member of the Global Council of IBFAN.

Marcus Stahlhofer ONLINE

Marcus Stahlhofer is an adviser on children’s rights, child health and child nutrition for the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, and Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, at the WHO in Geneva, Switzerland. He is responsible for the integration and application of international human rights norms and standards to various aspects of the Organization’s work on child and adolescent health, and provides technical assistance to governments in monitoring the implementation of regulatory standards to reduce the inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children. His work ranges from training WHO staff, government officials and health professionals to developing and implementing rights-based guidelines and tools, and strengthening national legal and policy environments to supporting child and adolescent health policies and programmes.

Maria Ines Couto de Oliveira

PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health by the National School of Public Health /Oswaldo Cruz Foundation • Member of the Breastfeeding Interinstitutional Technical Group of the Rio de JaneiroState, Brazil • Member of IBFAN-Brazil - International Baby Food Action Network /Brazil/ Rio deJaneiro State • President of the XV Brazilian Breastfeeding Conference (XV ENAM) / V BrazilianHealthy Complementary Feeding Conference (V ENACS), held jointly with the 3rdWorld Breastfeeding Conference in 2019

Maryse Arendt

BLL-IBFAN Luxembourg 1986 Founding member of Initiativ Liewensufank an NGO to promote, protect and support breastfeeding and to enhance birth conditions from 1986 to 1996 Unpaid voluntary counseling work for Initiativ Liewensufank since 1987 Lectures and courses for parents on all topics related to pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, baby death, gender issues in parenthood Advocacy on these topics in national, European and international meetings since 1993 since 1993 Member of the Luxembourg UNICEF Natcom, in charge for BFHI in Luxembourg, national coordinator for BFHI Luxembourg Active in IBFAN Europe since 1995 Scientific consultant for various NGO's, IBFAN, ENCA for FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius–Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses and other Committees since 1996 External assessor for BFHI since 1996 Member of the National Breastfeeding Committee representing UNICEF Luxembourg Nat Com and the BFHI since 1997 Director of Initiativ Liewensufank an NGO member of IBFAN and a WABA endorser since 1998 Representing Europe at the IBFAN Coordinating Council and member of the international Codex Working Group 2001-2002 2005-2007 Coordinator for Luxembourg of the 3rd and 4th WHO coordinated survey of Persistent Organic Pollutants in human milk 2004-2011 Liaison person for ILCA to WHO Since 2004 ILCA Liaison to the Codex Alimentarius 2010-2012 Support, input and review for the Maternity Protection Resource Package ILO 2012 Since 9.2013 Co-coordinator of WABA Women and Work Taskforce Since 4. 2014 President of the Luxembourg Committee for UNICEF Mother of 3 exclusively breastfed children for 6 months, who are adults now. A total of more than 10 years own breastfeeding experience

Mayrenis Celestina Corniel De Hiciano

Dr Maysa Khalil

Consultant Pediatrician and Neonatology in Nasr City Health Insurance Hospital Former neonatology consultant at Legitimacy Association For Neonatal Care. MBBS, MSc, MRCPCh, IBCLC, Cerified (AHA) NRP provider, International member in the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP,

Dr Mona Alsomaie

Pediatrician, Senior Nutritionist, and IBCLC Coordinator of the Kuwait Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition Program,  Coordinator of Kuwait Breastfeeding Promotion and BFHI Implementation Program,  Director of Kuwait Childhood Obesity Prevention Project.  Country Coordinator of IBLCE exam and Head of Kuwait Lactation Consultants Society,  An active member at the Board of Directors of BirthKuwait (a local Mothers Support Group),  The President of IBFAN Arab-World (IAW),  A member of World Alliance of Breastfeeding Advocates (WABA)-International Advisory Council (IAC),  A member of International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA),  A member of Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM),  A member of the Global BFHI Network,  A member of the Global Breastfeeding Collective (GBC),  Was a member of the group of reviewers of the WHO/UNICEF BFHI training course for maternity staff, updated in 2021 and was as member of the WHO GDG, 2021 of the WHO Guideline: infant feeding in areas of Zika virus transmission, 2nd edition.  A member of the WHO (GDG), 2021 of the WHO Guideline: Complementary infant feeding Update;  A member at the Steering Committee of Overview: WHO Model Chapter IYCF, Second Edition, 2022 and  A member of the WHO Technical Advisory Group – Regulatory Measures Aimed at Restricting the Digital Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, 2023.

Dr Mona Sakr

Mona Sakr, MBBS, MSc, IBCLC is the Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Specialist and Coordinator at the Ministry of Health in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. She earned both her MBBS and MSc in Public Health/MCH from Alexandria University in Egypt. She has been an IBCLC since 2007. Since receiving her IBCLC certification, Dr. Sakr helped to establish, and continues to run, the first breastfeeding clinic in Ajman. She is married and has three children.

Dr Naglaa Arafa

Nutrition Officer UNICEF Egypt

Dr Nigel Rollins ONLINE

Dr Nigel Rollins joined the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health at WHO in July 2008. His work focuses primarily implementation research and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV through infant feeding. He is also involved with broader paediatric issues including health systems research and severe malnutrition. Prior to joining WHO, Dr Rollins was Professor and head of the Centre for Maternal and Child Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa, where he lived and worked for 14 years. He was a member of the UKZN Ethics Committee for 7 years and remains a member of the board of trustees of Artists for Humanity, Durban, South Africa. Within the region, he has overseen evaluations of PMTCT programmes in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi. He was PI on a multicentre trial on ARVs and postnatal transmission of HIV as well as health system's improvement projects aimed at improving the quality of PMTCT services. He has authored/co-authored about 100 peer-reviewed publications and 15 book chapters and reports.

Dr Nina Chad ONLINE

a child health and nutrition social scientist with a background in Social Marketing and experience in policy development, implementation, and analysis. My research training and global health experience have equipped me to analyse thorny issues from a range of strategic and disciplinary perspectives to generate innovative solutions. This capacity to identify relevant evidence and apply diverse knowledges to health communication, policy, and advocacy tasks has been an asset to my project teams. My proficiency in written communication is unrivalled. I have a deep understanding of the mechanics of language and this enables me to modulate my register to make complex concepts accessible to a range of technical and consumer audiences, for a range of purposes. My proficiency has been recognised by government and non-government organisations including the World Health Organization, the Australian Government Department of Health, The Saudi Centre for Patient Safety, Save the Children, the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research – Bangladesh, and the World Health Organization. I am also an accomplished teacher, trainer, and curriculum developer. The skills I have developed in various teaching and educational design roles enable me to communicate effectively with any audience.I am a child health and nutrition social scientist with a background in Social Marketing and experience in policy development, implementation, and analysis. My research training and global health experience have equipped me to analyse thorny issues from a range of strategic and disciplinary perspectives to generate innovative solutions. This capacity to identify relevant evidence and apply diverse knowledges to health communication, policy, and advocacy tasks has been an asset to my project teams. My proficiency in written communication is unrivalled. I have a deep understanding of the mechanics of language and this enables me to modulate my register to make complex concepts accessible to a range of technical and consumer audiences, for a range of purposes. My proficiency has been recognised by government and non-government organisations including the World Health Organization, the Australian Government Department of Health, The Saudi Centre for Patient Safety, Save the Children, the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research – Bangladesh, and the World Health Organization. I am also an accomplished teacher, trainer, and curriculum developer. The skills I have developed in various teaching and educational design roles enable me to communicate effectively with any audience

Dr Nivin Essam

Lactation Consultant Family physician, Dhaman Health Assurance Hospital, Kuwait Former Asst Professor Family Medicine UIA University, Malaysia

Nomajoni Ntombela

Chairperson/Technical Advisor IBFAN Africa Co-Chairperson IBFAN Global Council

Dr Nora Hamad alkharji

Peadiatric consultant , lactation consultant , Director of breastfeeding program in Ministry of National Guard -MONG Saudia Arabia . IBLCE Coordinator Saudi Arabia

Nouran Sebaq

Graduate of Faculty of Mass Communication - Cairo University Breastfeeding Counselor and Educator Food Allergy Advocate Social Media Manager ay Birthkuwait

Patti Rundall

Patti was trained as an artist and teacher but after changing course in 1980 has campaigned to protect child health from predatory marketing. By building collaborative networks she has helps countries bring in legally binding controls on the marketing activities of transnational corporations, - based on the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and its 19 subsequent WHA Resolutions. These laws, when properly implement protect breastfeeding and the rights of ALL parents to sound, independent information and support for optimal infant and young child feeding. Conflicts of interest (COI) and its impact on policy-making, research, education, and health systems is a cross cutting theme of her work and was central to the adoption and and later strengthening of EU baby food legislation, the transparency and COI rules of the EU’s scientific advisory bodies and the improvement of Codex global trading standards. With IBFAN she helped prompt the adoption of the first WHA Resolution on COI in 1996 and helped found and launch the Conflicts of Interest Coalition at the UN General Assembly in 2011. Patti has been a long time Trustee of the 100-member Sustain (the alliance for better food and farming), a founder and Secretariat of the Baby Feeding Law Group (the alliance of 20+ UK health professional and mother support organisations), a member of the Infant Feeding in Emergencies core group and a leader in company campaigns such the Nestle Boycott. She represented IBFAN on the European Commission's Platform for Action on Diet and Physical Activity from 2007 until 2019.

Dr Penny Reimers

PhD, IBCLC, Department of Child Health and Paediatrics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Peter Benembarek

Peter Karim Ben Embarek is a Danish food scientist and program manager at World Health Organization (WHO) specializing in food safety and zoonoses.

Dr Philip Baker

Dr Phillip Baker is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He has a PhD in population health from the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University. His research focuses on understanding global food systems change, and the implications for human and planetary health. Recent work covers the global rise of ultra-processed foods, the political economy of food systems, and the commercial determinants of infant and young child nutrition. The current focus of his research is on ‘healthy and sustainable first-food systems’, including the influences of commercial actors and forces on breastfeeding, complementary feeding and food security for women, infants and young children.

Raghda Rashad Basyouny Mohamed

MBBS bachelor degree from Faculty of medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt. MSc in global health sciences, University of Oxford, UK. International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Certified fertility awareness instructor (Billings Ovulation and FEMM (Fertility Education and Medical Management) Method.) Childbirth educator and doula and has been working in the field of women’s health literacy for 8 years.

Dr. Rajeev Agarwal ONLINE

Dr. Rajeev Agarwal went to medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS, in New Delhi, which is the premiere institution for medical training in India. After this, he came to the United States for his Pediatric Residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Subsequently went on to join the Pediatric Nephrology fellowship at the University of Florida at Gainesville. Under the program, he also conducted bench research at Ohio State University. Dr. Agarwal worked on the Eastern Shore of Virginia for eight years in general pediatrics before moving to Arizona to establish Agave Pediatrics in 2005. Over the years Dr. Agarwal has developed his own style of practicing pediatrics. During his practice, he realized that one of the biggest impairments in breastfeeding was the presence of labial and lingual ties for which, started performing frenectomies in 2007. In the last fifteen years, Dr. Agarwal has performed more than 18,000 frenectomies. Now, along with a busy clinical practice, he has made it his goal to spread awareness about the issues related to labial and lingual ties to pediatricians, lactation consultants, speech-language pathologists, dentists, etc., everybody who helps mother-infant dyads with the process of breastfeeding and in taking care of children with feeding and speech difficulties.

Prof Rania El-farrash

El-Farrash RA works as a Professor of Pediatrics and a Neonatology consultant at Children’s Hospital, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. She is the coordinator for Baby Friendly Hospital Initiatives (BFHI) at Ain Shams University. El-Farrash RA is Egypt’s representative at the International Council for Respiratory Care (ICRC) and she is an International Fellow of American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC). El-Farrash RA is the general secretary and one of the founders of Ain Shams Society for Neonatal Care and CME. She is a Neonatal Life Support (NLS) instructor since 2019, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) instructor since 2020, and a simulation full instructor awarded by the Mobile Pediatric Simulation team 2017. El-Farrash RA has many international publications with 318 Citations and h-index: 11. ORCID: 0000-0002-7668-6649. She wrote “Neonatal Pulmonary Disorders Chapter”. In: Walsh BK, editor. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care 4th ed. 2015, St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. 2014. ISBN: 978-1- 4557-5319-2 She won many academic prizes including Ain Shams University International publications prizes yearly from 2011-2021, the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology Award in the field of Medicine, Professor Doctor Yehia Elgamal prize 2017-2018, and State – Encouragement award in the field of Medicine 2013-2014, awarded by the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology for academic achievements in clinical research and international academia as well as in medical education and clinical care

Dr Razaz Waly

Dr Razaz Wali is a consultant family medicine ,women's health and child care She is also a certified lactation consultant at King AbdulAziz Medical City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She has more than 10 years of experience in the field She is also an assistant professor at King Saud university. She has a special interest in research, with many publications related to family medicine, women's health and breastfeeding.

Dr Reham Khaled Abou El Fadl

Associate Professor Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health Department, Faculty of Dentistry Ain Shams University

Prof Rodrigo Vianna

Professor at the Nutrition Department at the Federal University of Paraíba and member of the International Baby Food Action Network/Brazil (IBFAN/Brasil).

Roger Mathiesen

Regional Director, Alive & Thrive East Asia Pacific Social Change Innovator, FHI Solutions Innovation Incubator Opera Business Center, 60 Ly Thai To, Hanoi, Viet Nam |

Dr Rukhsana Haider

Experienced Public Health Nutrition professional skilled in Program Development and Evaluation and Technical Assistance. Actively involved with advocacy, research and program implementation in areas related to breastfeeding, complementary feeding, and maternal and adolescent nutrition and health. Special interest in establishing community-based peer counseling programs for supporting optimal breastfeeding practices of employed and unemployed women. Also involved in providing sewing skills to adolescent girls along with basic nutrition and health information.

Prof S.K.Roy

MBBS, MSc, Dip in biotech, Ph.D., FRCP Senior Scientist Chairperson Board of Trustees Bangladesh Breastfeeding Foundation (BBF) Editor in Chief :Journal of Health Population and Nutrition (JHPN) Regional Coordinator:International Baby Food Action Network, South Asia (IBFAN-SA) Patron in Chief:Immunization Platform of Civil Society in Bangladesh (IPCSB) President :Nutrition Society of Bangladesh (NSB) Chairman:Nutrition Foundation of Bangladesh (NFB)

Prof Dr Saifullah Jamro

Sithembeso Mnisi

Sithembiso’ areas of expertise include clinical dietetics, advanced HIV clinical management, Senior BFHI national assessor, Lactation Management Trainer of trainers, Implementation, monitoring, and enforcement of the International Code of Marketing Breastmilk Substitutes. He joined IBFAN-Africa as the Program Manager in 2018 and brings more than 20 years of experience in the field of dietetics (therapeutic diets, community nutrition, organization management, and foodservice administration), research science, descriptive and analytic epidemiology, advanced expertise in HIV clinical management and a Master trainer on the International Code of Marketing Breastmilk Substitutes.

Stefanie Rosin

Participation in voluntary breastfeeding groups since 2002 Breastfeeding advice and breastfeeding preparation courses in hospitals since 2005 Volunteer breastfeeding advice since 2006 International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2007 Dr. of Public Health since 2014

Steve Wearne ONLINE

Chairperson, Codex Alimentarius Commission, on secondment from the Food Standards Agency, UK

Prof Suzan Samir Gad

Professor of pediatrics and neonatology Head of GIT unite Suez canal university Former head of Pediatric department suez university Former head of NICU, SCU Head of canal Academy society of pediatrics and neonatology

Dr Vandana Shiva ONLINE

Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, ecofeminist and anti-globalisation author Based in Delhi, Shiva has written more than 20 books. She is often referred to as "Gandhi of grain" for her activism associated with the anti-GMO movement. Shiva is one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization (with Jerry Mander, Ralph Nader, and Helena Norberg-Hodge), and a figure of the anti-globalisation movement. She has argued in favour of many traditional practices, as in her interview in the book Vedic Ecology (by Ranchor Prime). She is a member of the scientific committee of the Fundacion IDEAS, Spain's Socialist Party's think tank. She is also a member of the International Organization for a Participatory Society

Prof Wael Ganem

Dr Wigdan Madani

Nutrition Cluster Coordinator for Turkey, based in the UNICEF MENARO Outpost, Gaziantep. She has a PhD in Food Science and Technology from McGill University and has mainly worked for UNICEF as a nutrition specialist for the last ten years.

Dr Willey Eliot

- Willey Eliot, MD, MPH -Practicing at Columbia Asia Hospital Medan - Member of American Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)