Nutrition

Breastfeeding advocacy initiative

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UNICEF/NYHQ2005-1225/LeMoyne

19 February 2015 - UNICEF and WHO, along with a range of partners, have formed a global advocacy initiative to increase political commitment to and investment for breastfeeding as the cornerstone of child nutrition, health and development.

Delayed umbilical cord clamping for improved maternal and infant health and nutrition outcomes

buffet cover for the Delayed umbilical cord clamping
WHO/NHD

19 January 2015 -- The guideline is intended for a wide audience, including policy-makers; their expert advisers; technical and programme staff at organizations involved in the design, implementation and scaling-up of nutrition actions for public health; and health staff providing care to mothers and their infants.

Effect and safety of salt iodization to prevent iodine deficiency disorders: A systematic review with meta-analyses

buffet cover effect and safety of salt iodization
WHO/NHD

16 January 2015 -- This systematic review and the corresponding meta-analyses provide the first comprehensive synthesis of available data comparing consumption of, or exposure to, iodized salt on an entire array of iodine deficiency disorders, including goitre, urinary iodine excretion, cretinism, cognitive function and potential adverse effects such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

Nutritional care of children and adults with Ebola virus disease in treatment centres

3 November 2014 -- This interim guideline lays out some basic principles of optimal nutritional care for adults and paediatric patients during treatment and convalescence in Ebola treatment units, community care centres or to other centres where Ebola patients are receiving care and support.

Highlights


Click on any of the following links to see the corresponding list of nutrition publications: