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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. President Margaret Miller Vanessa Garcia-Larsen General Secretary Elisabeth Sterken Treasurer Regina Keith Policy and Projects Olivia Yambi Membership Secretary Sara Garduño Diaz Uncontested positions Other than the President position, only one nomination …Read More


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 of the communities and strengthening their capacity to prepare to, and cope with …Read More

UNICEF is looking for a Nutrition Cluster/Sector Coordinator in Niger

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. For …Read More

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 to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can …Read More

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 the strategic direction, ensure program quality, identify and seek funding opportunities, …Read More

World Nutrition Cape Town 2016: Late breaking abstracts closing July 29

World Nutrition Cape Town 2016 Due to popular request,  late breaking abstracts for poster presentation is now open until 29 July at 24h00 (GMT+2).  This is the final chance to present in what promises to be an informative, interactive and engaging conference. Submit your abstracts for poster presentation at World Nutrition Cape Town 2016  and click here for submission guidelines.

UK Health Forum Report: Strengthening the governance of diet and nutrition partnerships for the prevention of chronic diseases

Calls for public-private partnerships and collaborations on nutrition and non-communicable disease polices are now part of the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations (UN) agenda. Such partnerships can present unique challenges, especially when they involve commercial entities whose products which are high in fat, salt and sugar contribute to obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Efforts to address governance gaps on conflict of interest (COI) for food and nutrition policy …Read More

Support Paraguay’s “Law to protect children and adolescents against malnutrition and related diseases”

This Thursday March 19, 2016 Paraguay’ s Senators are voting a bill aimed to protect children’s´ health.  If approved, this law will include strategies such as banning junk foods at schools, restricting food marketing to children, implementing  nutrition food labelling; and a fiscal reform to promote healthy eating. Civil society groups have started a petition on change.org to advocate for approval of this law.   To support “Ley de Malnutrición Paraguay” …Read More

World Nutrition Cape Town 2016: Final extension for abstracts submission closing now 1 May 2016

We have extended abstract closing date to 1 May 2016. Abstracts can be submitted via the website: http://www.wncapetown2016.com/

Guidelines can be checked in http://www.wncapetown2016.com/abstract-guidelines/

May you have any queries please feel free to Rina Swart at abstract@wncapetown2016.com

We invite to you check details about registration, venue, congress host and more at the conference website: http://www.wncapetown2016.com/Read More

PAHO Nutrient Profile Model is now out

The PAHO Nutrient Profile Model is now available online. It provides detailed criteria of critical nutrients (free sugars, sodium, saturated fat, total fat and trans-fatty acids), as well as caloric and non-caloric sweeteners are defined for PAHO Members States to develop policies and regulations to curb the consumption of energy-dense/nutrient-poor foods and non-alcoholic beverages.Read More

New report: “Carbonating the World”

The WPHNA salutes the new report “Carbonating the World. The marketing and Health Impact of Sugar Drinks in Low- and Middle- income Countries”, published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The report explains how the two major global soft-drink producers have shifted to invest and to grow their market among low- and middle-income countries to overcome the declining sales in high-income countries. The report mentions the main strategies used by these corporations and also provides some recommendations to governments, civil society and the catering industry to overcome the massive growth of sugar-sweetened beverages market on emerging countries.Read More