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Summary report on the Regional meeting to standardize and update food composition tables, reflecting sugar, trans fat, saturated fat and salt contents, Rabat, Morocco, 20–22 September 2016

Summary report on the Training workshop on the treatment of severe cases of acute malnutrition for countries in emergencies, Islamabad, Pakistan, 21–24 February 2016

Summary report on the Training workshop on the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative for policy-makers in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Amman, Jordan, 15–17 December 2015

Summary report on the Technical consultation on reducing sugar intake in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Amman, Jordan, 26–27 July 2015

Summary report on the Intercountry meeting on nutrition Amman, Jordan, 7–9 June 2015

Summary report on the Consultation on development of a draft regional nutrient profiling moduleTunis, Tunisia, 8–10 December 2014

Summary report on the Meeting of nutrition focal points in the Eastern Mediterranean Region Muscat, Oman, 23–25 September 2013

Summary report on the Intercountry meeting for the development of an action plan for the implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, Cairo, Egypt, 21–24 September 2014

Summary report on the Regional workshop on salt and fat reduction and setting up protocol for measuring salt and fat intake and content in food, Amman, Jordan, 10–12 September 2013

Summary report on the Technical workshop on salt and fat intake reduction Cairo, Egypt, 10–11 April 2013

Report on the Joint WHO/Flour Fortification Initiative harmonization workshop for wheat and maize flour fortification Amman, Jordan, 20–22 February 2012 [pdf 143.14kb]

Report on the Regional workshop on developing plans of action for promotion of physical activity and prevention and control of obesity, 8–10 March 2010 [pdf 196.32kb]

Report on the first regional scientific conference on nutrition, disability and mental health Amman, Jordan, 12–13 October 2010 [pdf 86.33kb]

Report on the consultation on developing strategic directions for salt and fat reduction in the Eastern Mediterranean Region [322.45kb]

Report on the Joint WHO/Flour Fortification Initiative harmonization workshop for wheat and maize flour fortification Amman,Jordan, 20–22 February 2012

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: