New eLENA Edition and Action Updates
The first English version of the WHO electronic Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA) was launched in August 2011. New nutrition actions continue to be added on a bi-monthly basis. The latest edition includes: food supplementation for children with moderate acute malnutrition, vitamin D supplementation in infants, multiple micronutrient supplementation in pregnant women, as well as community-based feeding for the promotion of child growth. Please continue to check the eLENA site for updates. The Spanish site version was launched last May during the World Health Assembly, and translations into the remaining official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French and Russian) are underway.
A complementary web platform, the Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action (GINA) is under development and will become available in November 2012. GINA will allow anyone to contribute and retrieve information on the implementation of nutrition policy and actions. GINA has started its first phase with the collection of action data and the building of a user community. The database already consists of more than 900 policy titles and 2000 action data, which are currently being verified and updated by countries