Dr Carmen Casanovas

With over 20 years’ international experience in training, planning, monitoring and evaluation of public health programmes, Dr Casanovas has provided technical assistance in maternal and child health and nutrition, development of evidence-informed guidelines, as well as monitoring strategies and evaluation tools. She is Master Assessor/Trainer in the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative. She has trained many health professionals on optimal breastfeeding practices in countries from all WHO regions; and has developed multiple capacity building materials on infant and young child feeding, growth assessment, HIV/AIDS and nutrition.

Dr Casanovas currently works as a technical officer in the Evidence and Programme Guidance Unit at the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development in WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Her current responsibilities include evidence-informed guideline development for nutrition actions addressing the double burden of malnutrition, particularly for maternal and child health. She also works as part of the promoting healthy growth and preventing childhood stunting team.