WHO Guideline Development: Effects and Safety of Vitamin A Supplementation in Populations
19-20 October, 2009, Geneva, Switzerland
Steps of the New WHO Guideline Development Process
- 1. Development of purpose and justification for guideline work
- 2. Scope of document: define the content, the questions and the likely recommendations
- 3. Formation of review groups (Steering Committee, Key External Experts and Stakeholders Panel, and Guideline Group)
- 4. Retrieve, summarize and present the evidence
- 5. Peer-review of the questions, evidence summaries and completed draft
- 6. Presentation and dissemination of guideline
- 7. Adaptation, implementation and evaluation
We expect to update only some of the most critical policy areas strictly following the procedures recently adopted by WHO. This work is expected to be completed in about 12 months time.
Participation in the Key External Experts and Stakeholders Panel
We are seeking approximately 80-100 Key External Experts and Stakeholders, including representatives from partner agencies, foundations, interest groups, content experts, methodologists, as well as those involved in implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of vitamin A supplementation programmes. This panel is expected to review and comment on the key questions, summary of evidence GRADE tables and draft recommendations through electronic communications.
If you would like to become a member of the Panel, or would like additional information about development of these WHO nutrition guidelines development, please send an email to email@example.com with your name and affiliation, and include "Vitamin A Guidelines" in the subject heading.
We would like to thank the following organizations for their financial support in the evidence-based guideline process: UNICEF, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s IMMPaCt program and the Micronutrient Initiative.