RECENT ACC/SCN PUBLICATIONS
Second Report on the World Nutrition Situation. Volume I:
Global and Regional Results (October 1992)
Second Report on the World Nutrition Situation. Volume II:
Country Data (March 1993)
Nutritional Issues in Food Aid (SOA No. 12) (August
Report of symposium on Nutritional Issues in Food Aid held
at the 19th Session of the ACC/SCN in Rome, February 1992. Includes papers on
the support of public works by food aid as a nutrition intervention, which age
groups should be targeted for supplementary feeding, effects of supplementary
feeding on the growth of children with infection, experiences of feeding
programmes, and protecting refugees nutrition with food aid.
Effectiveness of Vitamin A Supplementation in the Control of
Young Child Morbidity and Mortality in Developing Countries (SOA No. 13)
by G.H. Beaton, R. Martorell, K.J. Aronson, B. Edmonston, G.
McCabe, A.C. Ross, and B. Harvey. Report of the findings of a review of the
scientific evidence on the effectiveness of vitamin A supplementation on
mortality and morbidity in children from developing countries.
Controlling Vitamin A Deficiency (SOA No. 14) (January
by Stuart Gillespie and John Mason. A report based on the ACC/SCN
Consultative Group Meeting on Strategies for the Control of Vitamin A
Deficiency, July 1993, Ottawa, Canada.
Update on the Nutrition Situation (1994) forthcoming.
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