International Expert Consultation on the Donation and Use of Human Milk

IBME organized WHO co-sponsored "International Expert Consultation on the Donation and Use of Human Milk", Zurich, July 8-9, 2019

The first 'International Expert Consultation on the Donation and Use of Human Milk (Human Milk Banking)', co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and organized by the IBME has taken place in Zurich on July 8 to 9, 2019. 

Experts from around the world in fields related to human milk and tissue banking, nutrition, maternal and child health as well regulators and patient advocates met over two days at the Kameha Grand Hotel to discuss the current state of human milk banking across the globe, knowledge gaps,  challenges in the field, the need for global guidance and recommendations for steps that could be taken at the international level.

The IBME was represented by Prof. Nikola Biller-Andorno, Dr. Mirriam Tyebally Fangand Dr. Valerie Lucyx.

For more information please see:
Human milk banks: a need for further evidence and guidance 

Draft Meeting Report (PDF, 453 KB)

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