Symposium: Global guidelines on nutrition interventions. New recommendations and tools for their implementation in Latin America
In collaboration with The Micronutrient Initiative
XVI Latin American Nutrition Congress SLAN 2012
Convention Palace, Havana, Cuba
Monday 12 November 2012
13:30 – 15:30, Sala 3
This symposium aims to strengthen the dialogue within the scientific community regarding the use of scientific evidence to inform the development of public health programmes that include nutrition interventions. Speakers will disseminate the recent WHO recommendations using this methodology, and examples of how some Latin American countries have participated in the process.
The objectives of this symposium are to:
- Present the procedures followed by the World Health Organization to develop global guidelines on nutrition interventions taking into account current scientific evidence.
- Present the latest WHO recommendations for effective nutrition interventions in the context of maternal and child health.
- Discuss the mechanisms and tools available for use by Member States and their partners in the adaptation and adoption of public health guidelines using the evidence and considering country's context.
- Share experiences from three countries in Latin America in the development of nutrition policies and programmes using WHO global guidelines.