Nutrition

Sharjah Declaration on Obesity

Signing of the Sharjah Declaration on Obesity Prevention30 December 2018 ─ The World Health Organization’s Regional Meeting in Sharjah opened alongside the My Health 7th Regional Conference, organized by the Health Promotion Department of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) and held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi and Chairperson of SCFA.

Held on 26 and 28 November under the title “Talk, Listen, Change”, the Meeting focussed on the role of nutrition in preventing chronic diseases among the young.

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News

Sharjah Declaration on Obesity Prevention

30 December 2018 ─ The World Health Organization’s Regional Meeting in Sharjah opened alongside the My Health 7th Regional Conference, organized by the Health Promotion Department of the Supreme Council...

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In focus

During the Holy month of Ramadan, healthy adult Muslims practise daily fasting from dawn until sunset. Traditionally, one breaks the fast at sunset with a meal called iftar and then...

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Events

25 April 2017, Islamabad – A joint WHO/Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Mission visited Pakistan on 10–12 April 2017. The Mission was led by Ms Gerda Verburg SUN Movement Coordinator...

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Statistics and figures

WHO has several nutrition-related global databases. They include data for countries in the Region. Please click on the links to access them.

Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition Information System

WHO Global Database on Body Mass Index

WHO Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition

WHO Global Data Bank on Infant and Young Child Feeding

Some nutrition-related data from the Regional Health Observatory:

Estimates of anaemia in non-pregnant women of reproductive age

Anaemia in preschool-age children

Trend estimates for under 5 child malnutrition: