Ninth meetng of the WHO South-East Asia nutition research-cum-action network
Other Titlesreport of the meeting, 24-26 September 2008, Hyderabad, India
AbstractDescription: The ninth meeting of the South-East Asia Nutrition Research-cum -Action Network was organized by the WHO Regional Office for South East Asia at the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India from 24-26 September 2008. The three -day meeting was an endeavour to promote effective exchange of information among Member States of the Region, partner organizations and institutions. Participants from all the 11 Member States of the Region as well as representatives from academic institutions, WHO Collaborating Centres and international and bilateral partner organizations attended the meeting. While discussing the ways and means to revitalize the Network, the meeting also focused on the rising food prices in the Region and its impact on household food insecurity. The participants also shared successful programmes and experiences in the management of mild, moderate and severe malnutrition using community-based approaches. There were sessions on the control and prevention of micronutrient deficiencies and what would be the future research needs, behaviour change communication and evidence -based interventions for addressing a wide range of malnutrition. The meeting made a number of recommendations dealing with the need to upgrade / strengthen national nutrition surveillance systems, behaviour change communication for nutrition problems and the need for integration of community-based and clinic-based facilities for the management of malnutrition in children.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2009). Ninth meetng of the WHO South-East Asia nutition research-cum-action network. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205552