Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD)
To build and implement a science-based, comprehensive, integrated and action/policy oriented 'Nutrition Agenda' at global, regional and country levels that addresses the whole spectrum of nutrition problems towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals and other nutrition-related international commitments, including the prevalence of diet-related chronic diseases.
- Provide Member States and the international community with:
- science-based norms, standards, recommendations and technical guidance;
- operational and political support for building capacity in identifying problems and best policy options;
- assistance in implementing the required nutrition interventions;
- monitoring of progress and assessing impact.
- Act globally and internationally to raise awareness and build alliances, networks and partnerships to support objectives
- increased partnership, collaboration, teamwork and advocacy;
- communications, resource mobilization;
- modernization and integration of the nutrition databases.
NHD has four major programmatic areas of work:
- Growth Assessment and Surveillance
- Country Focused Nutrition Policies and Programmes
- Nutrition in Development and Crisis
- Reduction of Micronutrient Malnutrition (cross-cutting function):
And three cross-cutting themes:
- Advocacy, communications and resource mobilization;
- Partnership and increased collaboration with internal/external partners;
- Teamwork, increased integration and information-sharing.