Birth defects surveillance: a manual for programme managers

25 March 2014 -- This manual is a collaborative effort between the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (ICBDSR). It is intended to serve as a tool for the development, implementation and ongoing improvement of a congenital anomalies surveillance programme, particularly for countries with limited resources. The focus of the manual is on population-based and hospital-based surveillance programmes.

Childhood stunting: challenges and opportunities report

19 March 2014 -- Report of a Promoting Healthy Growth and Preventing Childhood Stunting colloquium, 14 October 2013, WHO Geneva.

The five-hour colloquium was divided into three presentation sessions and a roundtable, each including a Question and Answer segment that allowed interaction between the audience (global and local) and the speakers.

Methodological approaches to estimating global and regional prevalences of vitamin and mineral deficiencies

17 March 2014 -- A joint World Health Organization/United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) technical consultation was held from 7 to 9 December 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America. Experts in statistical methods, and micronutrient surveillance participated. This meeting report presents brief summaries of the discussions that took place and the background papers prepared for the consultation.


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