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Technical consultation on scaling-up nutrition in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

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The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean organized a two-day technical consultation on scaling-up nutrition in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) and World Food Programme (WFP), in Amman, Jordan from 2 to 3 November 2011. The purpose of the consultation was to scale-up and strengthen regional and national capacity in nutrition. It's objectives were to:

present country progress, needs and commitments on scaling-up nutrition

collect country contributions and perspectives on the comprehensive implementation plan

explore the commitment of development partners to support implementation of proposed actions

prepare for the International Conference on Nutrition plus 20 and share the concept with Member States in the Region.

The workshop was attended by participants from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, occupied Palestinian teritory, Sudan, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).


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: