Updated systematic reviews on the effect of saturated fatty acid and trans-fatty intake on blood lipids
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.
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.
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.
1 April 2016 -- The United Nations General Assembly today agreed a resolution proclaiming the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition from 2016 to 2025.
The resolution aims to trigger intensified action to end hunger and eradicate malnutrition worldwide, and ensure universal access to healthier and more sustainable diets – for all people, whoever they are and wherever they live. It calls on governments to set national nutrition targets for 2025 and milestones based on internationally agreed indicators.
1 April 2016 -- This new WHO guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on daily iron supplementation in infants and children, as a public-health intervention for the prevention of anaemia and iron deficiency. It includes recommendations for iron supplementation in countries where malaria is prevalent.
Infant feeding in areas of Zika virus transmission
Addressing and managing conflicts of interest in the planning and delivery of nutrition programmes at country level
Marketing of breast-milk substitutes: National implementation of the international code
Use of multiple micronutrient powders for point-of-use fortification of foods consumed by pregnant women
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