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WHO launches online library of guidance on treating malnutrition

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5129 (Published 10 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5129
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

The World Health Organization has launched an online initiative to simplify guidance on treating malnutrition.

WHO’s e-library of evidence for nutrition actions (eLENA) aims to help governments overcome one of the major challenges of fighting malnutrition: the existing vast and often conflicting array of evidence and advice on effective preventive and therapeutic nutrition interventions.

WHO says that eLENA does this by prioritising the latest advice on tackling the three main forms of malnutrition: undernutrition; vitamin and mineral deficiencies; and obesity.

“The online project improves information on …

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