Nutrition

Mothers’ support groups help to encourage breastfeeding

Breastfeeding get-together in Stupino, Russia.
Greater Moscow League of Young Mums

July 2014 - In the Russian Federation and all over the world, mothers' support groups are helping to encourage women to breastfeed. One such group in Russia is the Greater Moscow League of Young Mums, a nonprofit organization based in Moscow Province.

Global targets 2025 to improve maternal, infant and young child nutrition

global targets 2025 logo
WHO/NHD

30 May 2014-- 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.

Updates to eLENA and GINA

eLENA newsletter March 2014 cover
WHO/Christopher Black

12 March 2014 -- The WHO electronic Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA) has recently been updated to include the following nutrition interventions for the management of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and management of patients with tuberculosis (TB).

Highlights

World Health Assembly resolutions and documents related to nutrition

  • EB134/15
    Maternal, infant and young child nutrition: Report by the Secretariat
    Provisional agenda item 7.2
    20 December 2013
  • WHA65/6
    Maternal, infant and young child nutrition
    21–26 May 2012

Events

Nutrition seminar

Supporting best practices and scaling-up home fortification

Monday, 18 November 2013
12:00 to 13:00, Salle M405

Contact information:

Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD)
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland

Fax: +4122 791 41 56
Email: nutrition@who.int