Sunday, 13 March 2011

"Formula for disaster" - a documentary on the Philippines (2007)

This documentary by UNICEF produced in 2007, shows the difficulties of infant feeding in poor areas of the Philippines. Even if it was produced a few years back, it is a powerful documentary which reveals the contradiction of a reality where poor parents spend a significant amount of their salary to buy infant formula for their infants thinking that they are doing what's best for their children. They come to believe so because of what they are told by health care professionals - which are sponsored and materially supported by industry - or by the television advertisement. What these parents ignore is the very high risk to which they are exposing their infants by feeding them artificial milk, in a context with no clean water or proper hygenic conditions.

The documentary can be viewed in the link below:

www.youtube.com:80/results?search_query=unicef+philippines+formula