Nutrition

Daily iron supplementation in postpartum women

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WHO/NHD

10 October 2016 -- This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on daily iron supplementation in infants and children, as a public-health intervention for the prevention of anaemia and iron deficiency. It includes recommendations for iron supplementation in countries where malaria is prevalent.

UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank Group: Joint child malnutrition estimates - levels and trends

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UNICEF/WHO/The World Bank Group

20 September 2016 -- The inter-agency team released new joint estimates of child stunting, overweight, underweight, wasting and severe wasting (2016 edition). The same methodology as in previous years was applied. These new estimates supersede former analyses results published by UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank Group.

Infant feeding in areas of Zika virus transmission

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WHO

5 July 2016 -- The purpose of this guideline is to provide a recommendation to guide governments, ministries of health, policy-makers and health-care workers in regions affected by transmission of Zika virus, in the development of local and national protocols and policies on infant feeding, including breastfeeding practices in areas of Zika virus transmission, and their implementation. It may also be used to inform communication to the general public.

Addressing and managing conflicts of interest in the planning and delivery of nutrition programmes at country level

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WHO/NHD

23 May 2016 -- In response to the emerging challenge of conflicts of interest in nutrition, the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at WHO headquarters convened a WHO technical consultation on “Addressing and managing conflicts of interest in the planning and delivery of nutrition programmes at country level” in Geneva, Switzerland, on 8–9 October 2015.

Marketing of breast-milk substitutes: National implementation of the international code

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WHO/NHD

9 May 2016 -- This report provides updated information on the status of implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly resolutions (“the Code”) in and by countries. It presents the legal status of the Code, including - where such information is available - to what extent Code provisions have been incorporated in national legal measures.


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