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EMBA 5th International Congress call for abstracts

Thinking of coming to the EMBA Congress later this year? The call is out for abstracts for posters and short oral presentations for the EMBA congress that will be taking place on the 10th and 11th  October this year in Turin, Italy. Read more >>

PATH Launches new human milk banking toolkit

PATH has developed and recently launched a free toolkit for all those with an interest in establishing and operating human milk banks. Entitled Strengthening Human Milk Banking: A Resource Toolkit for Establishing and Integrating Human Milk Bank Programs and is aimed at a global audience. Members of the EMBA board have contributed to the development of these documents and will continue to support and promote their use. Read more >>

Natalie and Gillian awarded Points of Light Awards by PM!

The EMBA Board send congratulations to Gillian Weaver (EMBA Co-founder and former President) and her Hearts Milk Bank and Human Milk Foundation co-founder Dr Natalie Shenker on their recent ‘Points of Light’ award from UK Prime Minister Theresa May. Read more >>

Open consultation on EDQM Guidelines

Please email Gillian.weaver@yahoo.com if you would like to receive the link to the consultation document. Gillian will collate comments prior to their return to the editors. Comments should be sent to Gillian by the 7th March 2019. The guide now includes a chapter on human milk. The message from the editors reads: Read more >>

Upcoming conference in London:

March 8th 2019: Heathrow, London Food Safety conference day devoted to breastmilk, breastfeeding and donor milk. Great speakers and great reductions on last minute bookings for EMBA supporters (£75 from £115) Read more >>

NEWS from the EMBA Annual Meeting

The 2018 EMBA Annual Meeting was held in Milan on Tuesday 6th November. The members elected the following to be Board of Director members for the next three years: Read more >>

Important new milk banking developments in Germany

Only around two dozen out of a total of over 200 perinatal centres in Germany can feed their premature patients with milk from donor milk banks. Mother’s milk gives premature infants and sick newborns an optimal start in life, but when they cannot have their own mother’s milk, a donor milk bank can save lives. The recently established Donor Milk Bank Initiative (FMBI, after the German acronym) calls on politicians, authorities, health insurance companies and hospitals in Germany to ensure that all patients in need are able to benefit from safe donor milk. Read more >>