Ambition and Action in Nutrition 2016-2025

Asian mother and child photo
UNICEF EAPRO / Sylvie Morel-Seytou

19 May 2017 -- In the context of a renewed global momentum for improving nutrition and a resultant increased complexity of the nutrition landscape, the Programme Area Network on Nutrition developed a fit-for-purpose and coherent nutrition strategy, WHO’s Ambition and Action in Nutrition 2016-2025. This has been the first-ever strategic exercise on nutrition undertaken by WHO. The strategy was developed in the context of the internal WHO reform.

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

18 May 2017 -- The inter-agency team released new joint estimates for child stunting, overweight, underweight, wasting and severe wasting (May 2017 edition) using the same methodology as in previous years. These new estimates supersede former analyses results published by UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank Group.

National implementation of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative 2017

mother and new born baby

3 May 2017 -- This report provides an analysis of the current status of the BFHI in countries around the world. Based on the 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review, implemented by WHO in 2016-2017, the report presents the implementation of the initiative 25 years after its launch.

Infant feeding in areas of Zika virus transmission

infant feeding in areas of Zika virus transmission buffet cover

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.

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