New feature linking interventions and WHO global targets

logo image of elena, global targets and NCDs

03 August 2016 -- eLENA has been updated with a new feature that provides users with a convenient way of identifying nutrition interventions which, when implemented, may contribute to progress towards achieving the Global nutrition and diet-related NCD targets.

Viet Nam campaign normalizes breastfeeding, improves rates

A nurse helps a new mother to breastfeed in Viet Nam.
UNICEF/T. Viet Hung

2 August 2016 – If all children aged 0–23 months were optimally breastfed, more than 800 000 children could be saved every year. WHO and UNICEF are leading a global Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative to ensure that rates of exclusive breastfeeding improve to at least 50% by 2025. In Viet Nam an awareness programme has reached more than 2.3 million mothers and increased exclusive breastfeeding rates in targeted areas by 62%.

UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) discussed at High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York

UN decade of action side event photo

19 July 2016 | New York -- Ministers from around the world came together at an event entitled “Leaving no-one behind in the fight against malnutrition in all its forms” hosted by the governments of Germany and Uganda, in collaboration with WHO and the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, on the sidelines of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York. The event marked the launch of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) and explored how governments around the world are working with their partners in sustainable development to improve nutrition among their citizens.

Updated systematic reviews on the effect of saturated fatty acid and trans-fatty intake on blood lipids

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30 June 2016 -- In support of the work on updating WHO guidance on saturated fatty acid and trans-fatty acid intake, systematic reviews assessing the effect of saturated fatty acid and trans-fatty acid intake on CVD risk factors have been released.

The 2016 Global Nutrition Report

children photo for global nutrition report
WHO / SEARO /Trine Ladegaard

14 June 2016 -- The latest edition of the Global Nutrition Report is released. The Global Nutrition Report acts as a report card on the world’s nutrition—globally, regionally, and country by country—and on efforts to improve it. It assesses progress in meeting Global Nutrition Targets established by the World Health Assembly. The World Health Organization is a Global Nutrition Report Partner.

Laws to protect breastfeeding inadequate in most countries

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9 May 2016 -- The International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes calls on countries to protect breastfeeding by stopping the inappropriate marketing of breast-milk substitutes, including advertising, gifts to health workers, and distribution of free samples. A new report by WHO, UNICEF, and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) reveals the status of national laws to protect and promote breastfeeding.

Request for proposal

Measuring exclusive breastfeeding using retrospective data - Challenges and opportunities

Deadline for submission of proposal: 31 August 2016