About IBFAN Uganda

The Organisation

The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) (Uganda) Foundation Ltd is a Network of civil society organisations, individuals and institutions involved in the health and nutrition of mothers, new-born babies, children and adolescents. The Network was first incorporated by the Registrar of Companies in June 2006.

IBFAN Uganda was first registered by the National Board for Non-Governmental Organisations in June 2008. IBFAN Uganda is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with a Secretariat in Uganda. It will remain an independent, non-partisan, non-political, non-governmental and non-profit making Coalition. IBFAN Uganda implements a multisectoral assistance programme for women and children in Uganda in partnership with United Nations organisations, intergovernmental bodies, human rights institutions, international NGOs and Office of the Prime Minister. The IBFAN team has recognized technical expertise in a number of issue-specific areas prevention of obesity; infant feeding in emergencies; infant feeding and HIV/AIDS; complementary feeding; as well as in policy, capacity building, strategy and cross-cutting areas.

How We Do It

IBFAN believes that breast milk is the only good food for the baby. Any factor situation which interferes with the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding is a threat to the baby and should be addressed. HIV/AIDS is one such factor which has hampered efforts to promote and support breastfeeding, due to the fact that breast milk can transmit HIV to the infant. .

Our membership and strategic priorities are shaped through member meetings. Each year, we hold an Annual Members Meeting (AMM) to take stock of the work done in the previous year. The AMM takes place in December every year. Through this meeting, we are able to plan, learn from our previous experiences, strategize and plan for next steps.

Teamwork | Honesty | Excellence | Commitment | Accountability

Our values guide the way we work and the nature of services we deliver to our clients.

IBFAN UGANDA Key Result Areas

  • Baby-Friendly Health Services
  • PMTCT and Paediatric HIV-Related Care
  • Policies and Regulatory Frameworks
  • Operational Research
  • Breastfeeding and HIV
  • Advocacy
  • Health Care Practices
  • Women and Work
  • Capacity Building
  • Regulations on marketing of infant foods regulations