Nutrition

WHO eLENA mobile phone application

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17 December 2015 – Since its launch in 2011, the WHO e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA) has provided more than 1 million users with evidence-informed guidance for nutrition interventions. Now access the latest WHO nutrition guidelines, recommendations and related information for nutrition interventions, wherever you are, with eLENAmobile, available for iPhone and Android smartphones.

Improving nutrition outcomes with better water, sanitation and hygiene

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19 November 2015 -- This document, jointly prepared by WHO, UNICEF and USAID, summarizes the current evidence on the benefits of WASH for improving nutrition outcomes and describes how WASH interventions can be integrated into national nutrition policies and programmes to add value. It will also serve as a valuable tool to help countries implement the policy options on WASH that are recommended in the Framework for Action adopted by the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) held in Rome in November 2014.

UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Group : Joint child malnutrition estimates

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22 September 2015 -- United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank Group released updated joint child malnutrition estimates for the 1990 to 2014 period, which represent the most recent global and regional figures after adding 62 new surveys from 57 countries to the joint dataset. A key findings report summarizes the new numbers, main messages and identifies some minor changes in methodology.

World Breastfeeding Week: 1-7 August

31 July 2015 -- The theme for this year's World Breastfeeding Week is, “Breastfeeding and Work. Let’s make it work!”, to encourage family-friendly policies in the workplace. Breastfeeding is the key to a child’s survival, health, growth and development. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding in the first hour of life and the following 6 months to stimulate brain development, and to prevent childhood obesity and non-communicable diseases later in life.

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