A meeting was held at the IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, March 19-20, 2012 to update members on the IMTF activities in 2011 and to discuss plans for 2012. Below see details and links to reports and presentations made at the meeting. IMTF update and report 2011This was prepared for the meeting to update the group on […]
Several countries have made good progress in reducing underweight prevalence in Latin America. Cuba, for example, has reduced its underweight prevalence by more than half in just four years. Reductions were also made in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Peru. Chile has the lowest underweight prevalence (just 1 per cent). However, national averages tend to hide extreme disparities.
Children living in rural areas of Bolivia, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua are more than twice as likely to be underweight as children living in urban areas and in Peru, four times as likely.
(Progress for children: a report card on nutrition, UNICEF, 2006)
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The IMTF and Faculty of Medicine University of Southampton have developed an eLearning course titled “Caring for Infants and young children with severe malnutrition” based on the WHO recommended guidelines for the management of severe malnutrition. The course aims at providing a standardised and accessible resource that will facilitate the acquisition by health professionals of […]
Nutritional status in children hospitalized in minimum care wards. Hospital de Niños de la Santísima Trinidad. Córdoba
Gomila AA, De Grandis ES, Visconti GB, Montero SB, Bertero MI, Marietti G, Crespo D, Pico AN, Bianchi M, Gomila H A. The prevalences of malnutrition and anaemia are high among the children admitted to Hospital de Niños de la Santísima Trinidad. Córdoba The objective of the present study was to describe the nutritional status […]
The government of Bolivia has renewed its commitment to fight malnutrition by including the ‘zero malnutrition programme’ into its national development plan. The Zero malnutrition programme is a national campaign spearheaded by Ana Maria Aguilar from Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud y Desarrollo Facultad de Medicina Universidad Mayor de San Andres in La Paz. The […]
Leaders across Latin America met in March 2007 and renewed their commitment to fighting malnutrition in the region. The Andean Ministers of Health met in Bolivia in March 2007 and resolved that national programmes to eradicate malnutrition be established and given highest priority for policy, and that nutrition focal points of each country should meet […]