Updates to eLENA and GINA

WHO/Petterik Wiggers

The WHO electronic Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA) has recently been updated to include the following nutrition intervention topics:

The addition of five nutrition interventions targeting obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) represents several of the promising interventions that have been identified to address these growing public health problems. We anticipate that additional diet-related NCD interventions will be added to the eLENA web site in the coming months.

In related news, the executive summaries of guidelines for both sodium and potassium have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish; all versions can be accessed at:

Furthermore, the Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action (GINA) has been updated with data from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). GAIN’s mission is to reduce malnutrition through sustainable strategies aimed at improving the health and nutrition of populations at risk. Data included cover more than 80 GAIN-supported food fortification, universal salt iodization and maternal/infant/young child nutrition projects in 31 countries

GINA also now includes more than 100 national laws or regulations adopting the International Code of Marketing Breast-milk Substitutes and related World Health Assembly resolutions. This update is based on the recent publication of the:

Please continue to visit both the eLENA and GINA web sites, as well as the WHO Nutrition web site, for additional updates.