WHO Evidence-informed Guidelines in Nutrition for Health and Development
As part of implementing the outcomes and recommendations of the WHO Nutrition Programme Review undertaken in 2008, the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD) is strengthening its role in providing evidence-informed policy and programme guidance to Member States, in partnership with the Department of Research, Policy and Cooperation (RPC) and guided by the new WHO Guidelines Development process.
To implement this, NHD is established the WHO Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group (NUGAG) guided by the WHO Steering Committee for Nutrition Guidelines Development including representatives from all Departments in WHO with an interest in the provision of recommendations in nutrition. The membership of NUGAG includes:
- Experts from various WHO Expert Advisory Panels
- Experts from a larger roster including thorough open calls for experts
NUGAG will meet twice a year to implement biannual programme of work in the area of evidence-informed nutrition guidelines in nutrition. The first meeting of NUGAG was held on 22-25 February 2010, the second was held in 15-18 November 2010 and the third is planned for 14-18 March 2011. NUGAG consists of 4 subgroups at present. These include: 1) micronutrients, 2) diet and health, and 3) nutrition in life course and undernutrition and 4) monitoring and evaluation. The third subgroup conducted its first meeting on 2-4 June 2010 and the fourth subgroup on 15-17 September 2010.
Currently NHD, jointly with RPC, is in the process of implementing the development and update of the following nutrition guidelines in the 2010-2011 biennium (click on each title to see the topics and priority questions related to that subgroup).
The sources of financial support for this evidence-informed guideline process include the Government of Luxemburg, Government of Japan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Agency for International Development (USAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), FANTA 2 and Academy for Educational Development (AED) with whom we have ongoing collaborations and established partnerships.
Previous NUGAG meetings
29 November - 2 December 2011, Seoul, Republic of Korea
28 November - 1 December 2011, John Knox Centre, Geneva, Switzerland
7 - 9 November 2011, WHO AMRO/PAHO, Washington DC
16-18 March 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
14 to 18 March 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
15-18 November 2010, Amman, Jordan
15-17 September 2010, Panama City, Panama
2-4 June 2010, Geneva, Switzerland
22-25 February 2010, Geneva, Switzerland