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July 9, 2014
Malnutrition in all its forms is closely linked, either directly or indirectly, to major causes of death and disability worldwide. The causes of malnutrition are directly related to inadequate dietary intake as well as disease, but indirectly to many factors, among others household food security, maternal and child care, health services and the environment.  While …
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July 9, 2014
The Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition Information System (VMNIS), formerly known as the Micronutrient Deficiency Information System (MDIS), was established in 1991 following a request by the World Health Assembly to strengthen surveillance of micronutrient deficiencies at the global level. Part of WHO’s mandate is to assess the micronutrient status of populations, monitor and evaluate the …
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July 9, 2014
The Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action (GINA) is providing valuable information on the implementation of numerous nutrition policies and interventions. The use of GINA is growing steadily since its launch in November 2012. To visit GINA click on the link above. GINA contains information collected from a variety of sources and invites …
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July 9, 2014
The WHO e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA) is an online library of evidence-informed guidance for nutrition interventions. It is a single point of reference for the latest nutrition guidelines, recommendations and related information including supporting materials such as scientific evidence, background materials and commentaries from invited experts. eLENA aims to help countries successfully …
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July 9, 2014
This chapter is divided into four sets of minimum standards:  Food security and nutrition assessment  Infant and young child feeding  Management of acute malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies  Food security The Protection Principles and Core Standards must be used consistently with this chapter. Although primarily intended to inform humanitarian response to a disaster, the minimum standards …
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