Welcome to eLENA
The WHO e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA) is an online library of evidence-informed guidance for nutrition interventions.
eLENA is available in all six official languages of WHO. To view eLENA content in another language, click on the appropriate link at the top right of the web page, directly above the social media icons.
31 October 2017 -- eLENA has been updated with new guidance on nutritional care in older adults from the WHO guideline WHO Guidelines on Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE):
27 September 2017 -- eLENA has been updated with new guidance on deworming from the WHO guideline Preventive chemotherapy to control soil-transmitted helminth infections in at-risk population groups:
New nutrition actions
11 January 2017 -- As part of eLENA's expanding catalogue of nutrition actions, the latest evidence and guidance is now available for the following interventions:
Systematic review summaries
11 January 2017 -- eLENA has been updated with a new feature that provides convenient access to key elements of systematic reviews which serve as the evidence base for interventions in eLENA.
Summaries provide methodological information, key results and conclusions of the authors of the reviews in a concise, yet detailed format.
Recent nutrition actions
08 November 2016 -- As part of eLENA's expanding catalogue of nutrition actions, the latest evidence and guidance is now available for the following interventions:
- Daily iron and folic acid supplementation in children and women
- IPTp to reduce the risk of malaria during pregnancy
- Deworming in pregnancy
and many more...
New feature linking interventions and WHO global targets
03 August 2016 -- eLENA has been updated with a new feature that provides users with a convenient way of identifying nutrition interventions which, when implemented, may contribute to progress towards achieving the WHO global nutrition and diet-related NCD targets.
Infant feeding in areas of Zika virus transmission
12 July 2016 -- eLENA has been updated to include the recently released guideline on infant feeding in areas of Zika virus transmission.
eLENA mobile phone application
17 December 2015 -- Access the latest WHO nutrition guidelines, recommendations and related information for nutrition interventions, wherever you are, with eLENAmobile, now available for iPhone and Android smartphones.