Malnutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and non-communicable diseases

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Insight: Why stunting matters

30/09/2010 - This technical brief discusses the negative effects of stunting and the steps we can take to prevent them. It is the second in a series of technical briefs that address the continuum of care for good [...]

5 design principles to build more effective obesity prevention programs

31/05/2010 - This brief introduces five principles that will help those promoting nutrition and physical activity to approach their work in fresh ways. The principles are: - Start with consumers most ready for [...]

Golden Rice's Lack of lustre (vitamin A)

01/03/2010 - 'Golden' rice's lack of lustre | Greenpeace International 'Golden' rice's lack of lustre | Greenpeace International 'Golden' rice has been in development for [...]

The neglected crisis of undernutrition: Evidence for action

01/10/2009 - A report preceding the development of DFID’s strategy to 2015 for tackling undernutrition in the developing world. The forthcoming DFID strategy will look at a range of measures to tackle [...]

Global Health Risks: Mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks

01/08/2009 - This World Health Organization report states that the leading global risks for mortality in the world are high blood pressure (responsible for 13% of deaths globally), tobacco use (9%), high blood [...]

Weekly Iron-Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) in women of reproductive age: its role in promoting optimal maternal and child health

01/06/2009 - This position statement is based on the consensus of a World Health Organization (WHO) Global Consultation on Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) for Preventing Anaemia in Women of [...]

Recommendations on wheat and maize flour fortification meeting report: Interim Consensus Statement

01/05/2009 - This statement is based on scientific reviews prepared for a Flour Fortification Initiative (FFI) technical workshop held in Stone Mountain, GA, USA in 2008 where various organizations actively [...]

Inequalities in Malnutrition in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

15/01/2008 - This report supplements the World Bank series on Socio-Economic Differences in Health, Nutrition, and Population, which provides basic information about health, nutrition, and population (HNP) [...]

Indicators and Methods for Cross-Sectional Surveys of Vitamin and Mineral States of Populations

31/07/2007 - Step by step MANUAL for planning and implementing cross-sectional surveys based on previous publications. It is aimed at programme managers involved in the design and implementation of surveys to [...]

Regional Strategy on an Integrated Approach to the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases Including Diet, Physical Activity, and Health

15/05/2007 - The goal of this strategy (CD47/17) is to prevent and reduce the burden of chronic diseases and risk factors in the Americas. The target is a 2% annual reduction in death rates from the major chronic [...]

Vitamin A Supplementation: A decade of progress

20/04/2007 - Vitamin A deficiency affects some 127 million preschool children globally, putting them at increased risk of sickness and death. But supplementation is cost-effective and has proven potential to [...]

Community-based management of Severe Acute Malnutrition

15/03/2007 - A Joint Statement by the WHO, the WFP, the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition and the UNICEF on the community-based treatment of severely malnourished children, promoting its effectiveness in [...]

Mainstreaming Nutrition in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers: What Does It Take?

15/12/2006 - In December 1999, the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a new approach to development assistance that links debt relief to poverty reduction in low-income countries: [...]

Guidelines on food fortification with micronutrients

01/06/2006 - These guidelines are meant to assist countries in the design and implementation of appropriate food fortification programmes as part of a comprehensive food-based strategy for combating micronutrient [...]

Communicable disease control in emergencies: A field manual

31/07/2005 - A manual, including the prevention, surveillance, and outbreak control of communicable diseases. Chapters on rapid assessment, prevention, surveillance, outbreak control and disease prevention and [...]

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