eLENA web site now available in Arabic and Chinese
11 March 2013 -- WHO has now published the eLENA web site in Arabic and Chinese, providing access to the latest nutrition guidance for millions of Arabic and Chinese readers. These two new language versions add to the English, French, Russian and Spanish sites already published and completes publication in all six of WHO’s official languages.
New nutrition actions
11 March 2013 -- As part of eLENA's expanding catalogue of nutrition actions, the latest evidence and guidance is now included on four new topics. If you would like to suggest a new topic to be included in eLENA, please contact us at: email@example.com.
- Intermittent iron and folic acid supplementation in non-anaemic pregnant women
- Iron or iron/folic acid supplementation to prevent anaemia in postpartum women
- Iron supplementation for children in malaria-endemic regions
- Nutrition counselling for adolescents and adults with HIV/AIDS
- Periconceptional supplementation with folate with or without multivitamins to prevent neural tube defects
- Vitamin A fortification of staple foods
New guidelines on intermittent iron and folic acid supplementation during pregnancy
WHO has published new guidelines on Intermittent iron and folic acid supplementation in non-anaemic pregnant women. In the guidelines, WHO recommends that non-anaemic pregnant women receive intermittent iron and folic acid supplementation to prevent anaemia and to improve pregnancy outcomes.
Supplementary foods for the management of moderate acute malnutrition in children
Moderate acute malnutrition affects about 40 million preschool-age children worldwide. In a new technical note – Supplementary foods for the management of moderate acute malnutrition in infants and children 6–59 months of age – WHO summarizes current thinking and presents some principles on the dietary management of children with moderate acute malnutrition. The technical note also proposes a nutrient composition profile for supplementary foods.