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Meeting on Evidence and Micronutrients

2012-01-29 22:22:59

At the request of Dr Rosas, Coordinator Micronutrients of the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development of the WHO’s Program on Nutrients, the Global, Regional and National (Peru) EVIPNet teams gathered in Washington, DC to discuss the integration of scientific evidence into the new WHO Guidelines for Micronutrients. Utilizing a policy brief prepared in Peru, Evelina Chapman presented “The Use of evidence” and Lely Solari of Peru, demonstrated how a systematic review can facilitate a rapid response to a country’s request for help.

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Pan American Alliance for Nutrition and Development

2009-06-08 16:21:16

The Alliance is an interagency institutional initiative that will facilitate the coordination of international cooperation efforts and resources to promote, agree on, implement, monitor, and evaluate effective evidence-based multisectoral interprogrammatic interventions that recognize the multiple causes with a multicausal approach to malnutrition. It will provide an opportunity for planning on the basis of lessons learned and current country activities. It is not intended to compete with, much less eliminate, replace, or disregard other initiatives such as the Interagency Strategic Consensus for the Reduction of Neonatal Morbidity in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Regional Interagency Task Force for the Reduction of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity, the Alliance for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, the Faces, Voices, and Places Initiative, the Latin America and the Caribbean without Hunger Initiative, or the Towards the Eradication of Child Undernutrition Initiative, but rather, to reinforce or improve them, providing a useful framework for integrating and consolidating efforts, together with some complementary conceptual and strategic values.

Electronic Resource Library

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2009-06-05 10:39:27

 Compuestos de hierro para la fortificación de alimentos: Guías para ALC





 Fortificación de harinas con hierro, ácido fólico y B12: Informe de la reunión Regional 2003





 Código de prácticas para la fabricación de premezclas alimenticias (2005)





 Visión Integrada de la Suplementación con Vitamina A en las Américas (2001)





 La prevención de los defectos del tubo neural con ácido fólico

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2009-05-12 09:40:38

PAHO’s technical cooperation in nutrition is outlined in its Regional Strategy and Plan of Action on Nutrition and Health Development, 2006-2015.  It comprises three overarching areas: maternal and child nutrition, micronutrient nutrition, and nutrition and prevention of non communicable diseases. Within these areas, technical staff addresses topics related to updating and developing policies, norms and guidelines, assessment and surveillance, operational research, and advocacy and communication. Member States have also approved a  PAHO Strategy and Plan of Action for the Reduction of Chronic Malnutrition. 

The links to the left lead to the following topics: Maternal and child nutrition where nutrition technical documents are available; Process for the Promotion of Child Feeding (ProPAN), a tool to design, implement, and evaluate interventions and programs to improve infant and young child diet and feeding; results of the ProPAN Photo and Video Contest where videos and photos of good complementary feeding practices can be downloaded; and World Breastfeeding Week materials.  

For information about PAHO’s technical cooperation in nutrition or nutrition documents, please contact Dr. Chessa Lutter (


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