Nutrition

Accelerating nutrition improvements: best practices for scaling up

ANI best practices for scaling up - Mother and son photo from Ethiopia
WHO/Ethiopia

16 December 2016 -- Accelerating Nutrition Improvements in sub-Saharan Africa (ANI) was implemented in 11 countries (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe) in collaboration with the World Health Organization and local partners, and was supported by Global Affairs Canada (formerly the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development).

Use of multiple micronutrient powders for point-of-use fortification of foods consumed by infants and young children aged 6–23 months and children aged 2–12 years

 Use of multiple micronutrient powders for point-of-use fortification of foods consumed by infants and young children aged 6–23 months and children aged 2–12 years cover buffet
WHO/NHD

16 December 2016 -- The use of multiple micronutrient powders for point-of-use fortification of foods has been suggested as an alternative to mitigate or overcome the constraints associated with supplementation and mass fortification. They are intended to increase the vitamin and mineral intake of infants and young children aged 6 to 23 months as well as preschool and school-age children aged 2–12 years.

Fortification of maize flour and corn meal with vitamins and minerals

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WHO/NHD

5 December 2016 -- Industrial fortification of maize flour and corn meal with at least iron has been practiced for many years in several countries in the Americas and Africa, where these ingredients are used in the preparation of many common national dishes. This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on the fortification of maize flour and corn meal with micronutrients as a strategy to increase the supply of vitamins and minerals that are present in inadequate diets, and therefore contributing to improvement of the health status of populations.

Daily iron supplementation in postpartum women

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WHO/NHD

10 October 2016 -- This 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.

UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank Group: Joint child malnutrition estimates - levels and trends

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UNICEF/WHO/The World Bank Group

20 September 2016 -- The inter-agency team released new joint estimates of child stunting, overweight, underweight, wasting and severe wasting (2016 edition). The same methodology as in previous years was applied. These new estimates supersede former analyses results published by UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank Group.

Infant feeding in areas of Zika virus transmission

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WHO

5 July 2016 -- The purpose of this guideline is to provide a recommendation to guide governments, ministries of health, policy-makers and health-care workers in regions affected by transmission of Zika virus, in the development of local and national protocols and policies on infant feeding, including breastfeeding practices in areas of Zika virus transmission, and their implementation. It may also be used to inform communication to the general public.


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