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First regional scientific conference on nutrition, disability and mental health, 12–13 October 2010

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The first regional conference in nutrition, disability and mental health was organized jointly by the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and Amman Arab University in Amman, Jordan on 12–13 October 2010. The main objective of the conference was to develop a set of recommendations to: increase the awareness of people and institutions on the important of best health and nutrition practices for promotion of optimal mental health and prevention of disabilities; bridge the service gaps that exist and initiate evidence-based safe and effective nutrition interventions;
and reduce the incidence of disabilities and mental health problems. More than 100 participants from different sectors attended the conference, from Jordan University, governmental and private institutions and Royal Medical Services, Nutrition Department.

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Report on the first regional scientific conference on nutrition, disability and mental health Amman, Jordan, 12–13 October 2010 [pdf 86.3kb]

 

 

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:

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