Food and Nutrition Handbook World Food Programme, Via Cesare Giulio Viola 68/70, 00148 Roma, Italy, ww.wfp.org, email@example.com This handbook is aimed at staffs who are involved with the delivery of food assistance. It should serve as both a reference and training manual, providing staff with a better understanding of food and nutrition issues, a practical tool to tackle a number of basic nutrition related tasks and the ability to judge when specialized nutrition advice should be sought. It will enable staff to assess and analyze specific nutrition situations and help manage the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of interventions. The millennium development goals (MDGs) for health: Rising to the challenges The World Bank, www.worldbank.org; firstname.lastname@example.org Nearly half of the MDGs directly or indirectly target health and nutrition. However, despite the efforts of the 1990s, the prospect of achieving these goals looks bleak – the extent of premature death and ill health in the developing world continues to be staggering. In 2001, 3 million people died from HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis claimed another 2 million lives. In 2000, almost 11 million children died before their fifth birthday, and an estimated 140 million children under age five were underweight. In 1995, over half a million women died during pregnancy or childbirth. This heavy burden of death and suffering is concentrated in the world‘s poorest countries and acts as a formidable obstacle to poverty reduction. The MDGs for health: Rising to the challenges provides data on the progress to date on the five health-related MDGs: • reducing extreme poverty and hunger • reducing the mortality rate of SIGHT AND LIFE 62 NEWSLETTER 3/2005 Children for Health, Children as Partners in Health Promotion This second edition advocates and aims to strengthen the provision of good quality health education for all children. This book is illustrated with examples of inspiring work done by educators and health workers dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families. It provides practical suggestions on how to impleVitamin and mineral requirements in human nutrition (2nd edition); World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) In the past 20 years, micronutrients have assumed great public health importance. As a consequence, considerable research has been carried out to better understand their physiological role and the health consequences of micronutrient-deficient diets, to establish criteria for defining the degree of public health severity of micronutrient malnutrition, and to develop prevention and control strategies. children under age five • reducing maternal deaths • fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases • improving access to water and sanitation.
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