e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA)

Welcome to eLENA

The WHO e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA) is an online library of evidence-informed guidance for nutrition interventions. It is a single point of reference for the latest nutrition guidelines, recommendations and related information including supporting materials such as scientific evidence, background materials and commentaries from invited experts.

eLENA aims to help countries successfully implement and scale-up nutrition interventions by informing as well as guiding policy development and programme design.

eLENA is available in all six official languages of WHO. To view eLENA content in another language, click on the appropriate link at the top right of the web page, directly above the social media icons.

- More about how to use the eLENA website

Breastfeeding and Zika virus

breastfeeding mother
WHO/TDR/Fernando G. Revilla

8 March 2016 -- eLENA has been updated to include the recently released interim guidance on breast feeding in the context of Zika virus.

eLENA mobile phone application

WHO/NHD

17 December 2015 -- Access the latest WHO nutrition guidelines, recommendations and related information for nutrition interventions, wherever you are, with eLENAmobile, now available for iPhone and Android smartphones.

New nutrition actions

WHO/Petterik Wiggers

eLENA highlights