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We are a professional association that brings together people with a common interest in promoting and improving public health nutrition. We work to ensure that in all possible circumstances, adequate nourishing food is available to and affordable by all.

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Our Members

Our Members

Our members are spread across countries in all continents of the world. They are committed to advancing public health nutrition and sharing their experience to the world. Find out more about who they are, there are many networking opportunities awaiting.

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Our certification scheme has been developed to establish and assure professional standards in public health nutrition worldwide. Become a Certified Public Health Nutritionist (cPHN), applications are open all year long.

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PHN News

Nominations for WPHNA Executive Committee

We would like to update you about the WPHNA Executive Committee elections. Nominations were called for 5 positions. We received the following six nominations, all of which were deemed to be valid and to meet the eligibility criteria.


Margaret Miller

Vanessa Garcia-Larsen

General Secretary

Elisabeth Sterken


Regina Keith

Policy and Projects

Olivia Yambi

Membership Secretary

Sara Gardu

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ACF Afghanistan Context: ACF has been operating in Afghanistan since 1979, with a strong focus on emergency response to human-made and natural disasters, targeting primarily refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, and flood/drought affected populations. Over the years, ACF has expanded the focus of its’ intervention from short-term, more emergency to longer term projects aimed at addressing chronic vulnerabilities

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New WHO report “Advancing the right to health: the vital role of law”

The new World Health Organization, in collaboration with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the University of Sydney, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  describes the many ways in which the law makes a crucial difference for public health.

This report authored by Professor Roger Magnusson, Professor of Health Law & Governance, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney,  aims

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Save the Children is currently recruiting – Senior Nutrition Director

Overview of the role

The Senior Nutrition Director is responsible for the overall strategic development, implementation, monitoring and accountability of Save the Children’s work in nutrition. The Senior Nutrition Director (Nutrition Team Leader) works in collaboration with the Vice President of Global Health, Associate Vice President of Global Health and the Global Health Senior Leadership Team members to define

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Notice: Members’ Profiles

Due to the election process and the transition to a new executive committee, we are currently out of capacity to update/create members’ profiles. We hope to resume this service as soon as possible in 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience.Read More