Nutrition

Nutrition publications

Maternity leave legislative in support of breastfeeding - case studies around the world

Asian mother and infant
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8 November 2019 – Over the past 100 years, most countries have introduced maternity legislation and related policies in line with ILO standards, but the level of implementation and actual coverage varies considerably between and within countries. The centenary provides a valuable opportunity to strengthen ratification and implementation efforts, as well as to extend coverage in order to reach out to those workers that remain uncovered.

UNICEF-WHO Low birthweight estimates: Levels and trends 2000–2015

8 November 2019 – This document aims to provide a literature review of nutritional rickets among infants, children and adolescents. It is intended to provide stakeholders with a summary of the aspects surrounding rickets in public health, including the burden of rickets and its causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment. This document aims to provide a literature review of nutritional rickets among infants, children and adolescents. It is intended to provide stakeholders with a summary of the aspects surrounding rickets in public health, including the burden of rickets and its causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

UNICEF/WHO/The World Bank Group Joint child malnutrition estimates - levels and trends in child malnutrition

Nutrition in universal health coverage publication cover
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31 October 2019 – This brief provides the reader with information and key messages to transform health systems towards the integration of essential nutrition actions as an important component for achieving quality universal health coverage (UHC). It reinforces the understanding that malnutrition in all its forms threatens the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Six concrete steps are proposed to integrate nutrition-related interventions into national health systems, which will improve the coverage and quality of essential nutrition actions, leaving no one behind.

Guideline: counselling of women to improve breastfeeding practices

Rice field in asia
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29 October 2019 – These guiding principles emphasize the role of food consumption and diets in contributing to the achievement of the SDGs at country level, especially Goals 1 (No Poverty), 2 (Zero Hunger), 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), 4 (Quality Education), 5 (Gender Equality) and 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and 13 (Climate Action).

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