27 November 2013 -- Severe acute malnutrition is when children suffer severe wasting that may or may not be accompanied by swelling of the body from fluid retention. Children with severe acute malnutrition are among the most vulnerable people in the world. WHO has new treatment guidelines for the almost 20 million children under-5 worldwide who have severe acute malnutrition.
25 November 2013 -- WHO's Member States have endorsed global targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition and are committed to monitoring progress. The targets are vital for identifying priority areas for action and catalysing global change.
23 September 2013 -- The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the World Bank updated their joint child malnutrition data set and released new global and regional estimates for 2012. An interactive dashboard presents the updated prevalence estimates and numbers affected for stunting, underweight, overweight, wasting and severe wasting by the different regional classification.
18 September 2013 -- As part of the work on implementing the project “Promoting healthy growth and preventing childhood stunting”, the World Health Organization has worked with various experts to prepare nine papers for a supplement of the Maternal and Child Nutrition Journal. A seminar featuring key sections of the supplement, with participation of experts in the themes, is taking place at the International Nutrition Congress in Granada, Spain on 18 September 2013. This supplement is a contribution by WHO to countries’ efforts to meet the challenge of stunting and reaching the target of 40% reduction for 2025.
- Updates on the management of severe acute malnutrition in infants and children
- Nutritional care and support for patients with tuberculosis
- Country implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes
Information concerning the use and marketing of follow-up formula
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