Maternal, infant and young child nutrition: draft comprehensive implementation plan
Consultation on proposed global targets (6-27 February 2012 – Now closed)
In January 2012, the 130th Executive Board considered report EB130/10 by the Secretariat on "Maternal, infant and young child nutrition: draft comprehensive implementation plan" and, expressing appreciation for the work completed to date, requested the Secretariat to conduct further consultations regarding the targets via a web-based process open to all Member States and regional economic integration organizations, as well as multilateral organizations [Decision EB130(2)].
The goal of the proposed global targets is to highlight key priority areas that must be addressed to alleviate the double burden of malnutrition in children, starting with the earliest stages of development, so that optimal nutrition and health can be achieved. Global targets are also meant to provide a benchmark for the international community to measure achievements, identify gaps and trigger corrective actions, and estimate global resource requirements.
The web consultation run between 6 and 27 February 2012. Submissions have been consolidated in the document “Summary of main issues raised and WHO responses”, that includes 16 issues. Action has been taken to update document EB 130/10 accordingly.
The proposed targets will have to be achieved by 2025 and progress will be measured against a baseline in 2010.