The WHO e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA) is a product of a collaboration between different groups within WHO and many external partner institutions and individuals.
The Cochrane Collaboration
The Cochrane Collaboration is a leading producer of high quality systematic reviews in health care and is an essential partner in the eLENA project. Cochrane has shared a long history with WHO and has recently entered into a recognized partnership with WHO to formalize communication between the two organizations. This new relationship will make it easier to ensure that Cochrane reviews are updated or conducted in response to WHO’s priorities, and that they are relevant to low- and middle-income countries. This also facilitates the development of evidence-based guidelines on nutrition issues relevant to WHO Member States and other partners.
Main technical partners
- The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
- United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- World Food Programme (WFP)
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
- The World Bank
- UC Davis, University of California
- Cornell University
- Emory University
Within WHO, the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development works closely with other departments and groups who provide support and technical expertise to the project. These include:
- Department of Research Policy and Cooperation
- Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications
- Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development
- Department of HIV/AIDS
- Stop TB Department
- Global Malaria Programme
- WHO Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group
- WHO Guidelines Review Committee
- WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research
- International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP).