|Nutrition Learning Packages (WHO, 1989, 177 p.)|
This publication has been made possible through the Joint WHO/UNICEF Nutrition Support Programme (JNSP). This Programme supports a number of coordinated activities in developing countries which form part of national nutrition programmes and which try to improve the nutritional statue of children and mothers. These activities are within the health sector and related sectors such as agriculture, education, and community development. The Joint WHO/UNICEF Nutrition Support Programme is funded by the Government of Italy.
The materials in this publication were selected and adapted by Joan Allen Peters, Director, School of Nutrition and Home Economics, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. The sources of the materials are listed on page vii. The Learning Packages have been pretested in several countries, including Bahrain, Burma, Ethiopia, Sudan, and the United Republic of Tanzania, and have been modified in the light of comments and suggestions from a number of people with long experience of training and education in nutrition and health.
The artwork was prepared by Janet Moore.
The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations with primary responsibility for international health masters and public health. Through this organization, which was created in 1948, the health professions of some 165 countries exchange their knowledge and experience with the aim of making possible the attainment by all citizens of the world by the year 2000 of a lever of health that will permit them to lead a socially and economically productive life.
By means of direct technical cooperation with its Member States, and by stimulating such cooperation among them, WHO promotes the development of comprehensive health services, the prevention and control of diseases, the improvement of environmental conditions, the development of health manpower, the coordination and development of biomedical and health services research, and the planning and implementation of health programmes.
These broad fields of endeavour encompass a wide variety of activities, such as developing systems of primary health care that reach the whole population of Member countries; promoting the health of mothers and children; combating malnutrition; controlling malaria and other communicable diseases including tuberculosis and leprosy; having achieved the eradication of smallpox, promoting mass immunization against a number of other preventable diseases; improving mental health; providing safe water supplies; and training health personnel of all categories.
Progress towards better health throughout the world also demands international cooperation in such masters as establishing international standards for biological substances, pesticides and pharmaceuticals; formulating environmental health criteria; recommending international nonproprietary names for drugs, administering the International Health Regulations; revising the International Classification of Diseases, Injuries, and Causes of Death; and collecting and disseminating health statistical information.
Further information on many aspects of WHO's work is presented
in the Organization's publications.
Nutrition Support Programme
WHO Library Cataloguing in Publication Data
Nutrition learning packages.
1. Nutrition - education
2. Community health aides - education
4. Child nutrition
5. Infant nutrition
I. Joint WHO/UNICEF Nutrition Support Programme
ISBN 92 4 154251 9 (NLM Classification: QU 18)
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