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Training programme on surveillance and prevention of congenital anomalies and preterm births

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WHO, in collaboration with the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is convening a training programme in Geneva, Switzerland from 7 to 11 July 2014 on surveillance and prevention of birth defects and preterm births.

Congenital anomalies (also referred as birth defects) and preterm birth are or will be leading causes of childhood death, chronic illness, and disability in many countries, including developing countries.

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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: