Methods, Tools and Indicators

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WHO Guideline: Use of multiple micronutrient powders for point-of-use fortification of foods consumed by pregnant women

06/04/2016 - The guideline is intended for a wide audience, including governments, nongovernmental organizations, healthcare workers, scientists and donors involved in the design and implementation of [...]

WHO Guideline: Daily iron supplementation in infants and children

05/04/2016 - 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 [...]

WHO Guideline: Daily iron supplementation in adult women and adolescent girls

04/04/2016 - This guideline provides a global, evidence-informed recommendation on daily iron supplementation in menstruating adult women and adolescents, as a public-health intervention for the prevention of [...]

Webinar “The Global Nutrition Targets Tracking Tool: A Hands-On Briefing for Setting Your Anaemia Target”

24/02/2016 - In 2012, WHO Member States endorsed six Global Nutrition Targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition. When translating these global targets into national targets, one needs to [...]

Landscape of Nutrition Indicators within Government-Led Monitoring and Evaluation Systems in 16 PEPFAR-Funded Countries

01/01/2016 - This landscape analysis documents nutrition indicators that are collected at the national level in 16 PEPFAR-funded countries. A total of 321 nutrition-related indicators were identified and are [...]

Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women: A Guide to Measurement

01/01/2016 - FAO and FANTA have released a guide that provides potential users of the new indicator, Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women (MDD-W), with detailed information and guidance on how to apply MDD-W in [...]

Key Recommendations for Improving Nutrition through Agriculture and Food Systems

01/07/2015 - Food systems provide for all people’s nutritional needs, while at the same time contributing to economic growth. The food and agriculture sector has the primary role in feeding people well by [...]

Actions and Accountability to Advance Nutrition and Sustainable Development, The Global Nutrition Report 2015

01/07/2015 - The Global Nutrition Report 2015 is a report card on the world’s nutrition—globally, regionally, and country by country—and on efforts to improve it. It assesses countries’ [...]

Unravelling Commitment? An Empirical Assessment of Political Commitment to Reduce Hunger and Undernutrition in Five High Burden Countries

29/06/2015 - The IDS Evidence Report 138, written by te Lintelo and Lakshman, has used secondary data to demonstrate that developing countries often have divergent strengths of commitment to hunger [...]

OWG Nutrition & Post-2015 Agenda

01/09/2014 - The Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), formed as an outcome of the Rio+20 Conference, concluded its mandate in September 2014 by delivering a report containing a [...]

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Nutrition News – Issue 1, 2019 In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats are teaming up to produce the first comprehensive overview of recent developments…
GLOPAN commits to the Nutrition Decade The Global Panel’s strength is in its foundation – as an independent group of influential experts with a commitment to tackling global challenges in food and nutrition security. Due to the…
2018 Global Nutrition Report: Shining a light to spur action on nutrition The 2018 Global Nutrition Report shares insights into the current state of global nutrition, highlighting the unacceptably high burden of malnutrition in the world. It identifies areas where progress…
Transforming the food system to fight non-communicable diseases Malnutrition and unhealthy diets are important risk factors for non-communicable diseases. Francesco Branca and colleagues call for changes in both what and how food is produced, marketed, and…
The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change: The Lancet Commission report Malnutrition in all its forms, including obesity, undernutrition, and other dietary risks, is the leading cause of poor health globally. In the near future, the health effects of climate change will…