Unicef comes under attack for Big Mac funding dealBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7370.923/b (Published 26 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:923
- Owen Dyer
Unicef, the United Nations Children's Fund, has come under fire from children's advocates for concluding a fundraising alliance with the McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants.
A petition signed by delegates from the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action accuses Unicef of compromising its mission to promote good nutrition by associating with the giant American corporation.
A letter accompanying the petition said that news of the alliance had shocked participants at a colloquium on HIV and infant feeding in Tanzania. “Discussions here with Unicef staff from regional and country offices lead us …