Birth defects surveillance training: facilitator's guide

1 July 2015 -- The goal of this course is to provide participants with the foundational skills needed to begin the development, implementation and ongoing improvement of a congenital anomalies surveillance programme, in particular for countries with limited resources. It focuses on the methodology needed to develop either population-based or hospital based surveillance programmes.

The global prevalence of anaemia in 2011

29 June 2015 - This document describes estimates of the prevalence of anaemia for the year 2011 in preschool-age children (6–59 months) and women of reproductive age (15–49 years), by pregnancy status, and by regions of the United Nations and WHO, as well as by country.

Sugars intake for adults and children

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WHO/Christopher Black

4 March 2015 -- We are pleased to announce the release of the WHO guideline on sugars intake for adults and children. The new guideline confirms that adults and children should maintain a reduced intake of free sugars over the life course and recommends that free sugars intake be reduced to less than 10% of total energy intake. The guideline further suggests that intake be reduced to less than 5% of total energy intake as a conditional recommendation, which means that policy-making will require substantial debate and involvement of various stakeholders for translating it into action.

Breastfeeding advocacy initiative

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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.


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