Nutrition

New release : The global prevalence of anaemia in 2011

29 June 2015 - This document describes estimates of the prevalence of anaemia for the year 2011 in preschool-age children (6–59 months) and women of reproductive age (15–49 years), by pregnancy status, and by regions of the United Nations and WHO, as well as by country.

Nutrition and the Post-2025 development agenda - seizing opportunity

SCN news 41 pub cover
NMH/SCN

3 June 2015 -- SCN News41 featuring “Nutrition and the Post-2015 Development Agenda – Seizing the Opportunity”

The year 2015 is critical for global development and offers the kind of opportunity that will not come again for nutrition. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) need to seized to further build and consolidate the growing momentum, consensus and commitment to nutrition.

Guideline on blood folate concentrations in women of reproductive age

serum and red blood cell folate concentrations in women of reproductive age photo
WHO/TDR

16 April 2015 -- This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on blood folate concentrations in women of reproductive age for the prevention of neural tube defects.

Informal consultation on the Global Monitoring Framework on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition

consultation photo
WHO/Pierre Albouy

8 April 2015 -- In response to Member States seeking further clarification on the Global Monitoring Framework on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition, an informal consultation with Member States and United Nations agencies will take place at the International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, Salle 5, from 16 to 17 April 2015.

Highlights

Online consultation

WHO/UNICEF Technical expert advisory group on nutrition monitoring (TEAM)

The online consultation will close on 30 June 2015.

Call for consultant

Ethics in the implementation of nutrition actions for women, children and adolescents

Submission deadline is 21 July 2015, 17:00 hours CET. The selected individual(s) will be informed by 10 August 2015.