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UNU programme on food and nutrition for human and social development

Programme Coordinating Office

Charles Street Station, P.O. Box 500
Boston, MA 02114-0500, USA
Telephone: (617) 277-8747. Fax: (617) 277-9405
E-mail: UNUCPO@zork.tiac.net
Senior Advisor: Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw
Programme Assistant: Ms. Edwina B. Murray

At the UNU Centre, Tokyo:
Vice-Rector: Dr. Abraham Besrat

At the Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA:
Programme Director: Dr. Cutberto Garza

Associated institutions

CENTRAL FOOD TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CFTRI). Mysore 570013, India. Tel. 22298. Cable: UNVERCENT MYSORE. Telex: 0846-241. Ftri In. Coordinator: Dr. D. Rajagopal Rao

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND NUTRITION, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. Tel: 961 1 343002. Fax: 961 1 744460. E-mail: tannous@.aub.edu.lb. Coordinator: D. Raja I. Tannous

DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCE, University of Ghana (DNFS). P.O. Box 134, Legon, Ghana. Tel. 233 27 553090. Fax: 233 21 774880. Telex: 2446 UGL GH. Coordinator: Dr. Samuel Sefa-Dedeh

INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION, MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY (INMU). Salaya Campus, c/o Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Rama VI Road, Bangkok 4, Thailand. Tel. 282-6435. Coordinator: Dr. Kraisid Tontisirin

INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION AND FOOD TECHNOLOGY (INTA). University of Chile, Casilla 15138, Santiago 11, Chile. Tel. 214105, 214030. Cable: INTA CHILE. Coordinator: Dr. Ricardo Uauy

INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION OP CENTRAL AMERICA AND PANAMA (INCAP). Carretera Roosevelt, Zona 11, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Tel. 43762. Cable: INCAP GUATEMALA. Coordinator: Dr. Hernán Delgado

INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION, CHINESE ACADEMY OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE. 29 Nan Wei Road, Beijing 100050, People's Republic of China. Tel. 8610 3022960. Fax: 8610 3170892. Coordinator: Dr. Keyou Ge

INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION. Klochkova 66, 480008 Almaty, Kazakhstan. Tel. 7 3272 429-203. Fax: 7 3272 420-720. Coordinator: Dr. Turgeldy Sharmanov

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE (LSHTM). Keppel Street (Gower Street), London WC1E 7HT, UK. Tel. 01-636 8636. Coordinator: Dr. Prakash Shetty

NATIONAL FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NFRI). 2-1-2 Kannondai, Yatabe-machi, Tsukuba-gun, Ibarald-ken 300-21, Japan. Tel. 02875-6-8011. Coordinator: Dr. Keiji Umeda

NETHERLANDS INTERNATIONAL NUTRITION INSTITUTE (NINI). Lawickse Alle 11, P.O. Box 88,6700 AB, Wageningen, Netherlands. Tel. (08370) 19040. Coordinator: Dr. Joseph Hautvast

NUTRITION CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES (NCP). South Super Highway, Nichols Interchange, Makati, Metro Manila 3116, Philippines. Tel. 85-30-71 to -79. Cable: NUTRICEN MANILA. Coordinator: Dr. Mercedes de Solon

REGIONAL CENTER FOR COMMUNITY NUTRITION (RCCN). SEAMEO-TROPMED, Bldg. JL, Salemba Raya 4, Jakarta 10430, Indonesia. Tel. 62 21 330205. Fax: 62 21 3913933. Coordinator: Dr. Darwin Karyadi

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (UNK). Department of Food Technology and Nutrition, Faculty of Agriculture, Kabete Campus, P.O. Box 41670, Nairobi, Kenya

Other cooperating organizations

Argentina

Centro de Estudios sobre Nutrición Infantil (CESNI), Buenos Aires, Argentina (Dr. Alejandro O'Donnell)

Brazil

State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas, Brazil University of Sao Paulo. Ribeirão Prêto, Brazil (Dr. José Dutra de Oliveira)

Guatemala

Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM), Guatemala City, Guatemala (Dr. Noel W. Solomons)

India

National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Indian Council of Medical Research, Hyderabad, India (Dr. Kamala Krishnaswamy)

Korea

Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI), 148-1 Dangsu, Bagwol, Hwaseong, Kyonggi, Korea 445-820 (Dr. Chung Yun Park)

Netherlands

Department of Human Nutrition, Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands (Dr. P. Middelburg)

Department of Tropical Nutrition, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Prof. J. Kusin)

Division for Nutrition and Food Research, TNO, Zeist, Netherlands (Prof. B. Krol)

International Course in Food Science and Nutrition (ICFSN), Wageningen, Netherlands (Dr. M. L. J. Mertens)

Netherlands Universities Foundation for International Cooperation (NUFFIC), The Hague, Netherlands (Dr. C.W. Klugkist)

Philippines

Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Manila, Philippines (Dr. Rodolfo Florentino)

University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Los Baños, Philippines (Dr. Cora Barbera)

Spain

Instituto de Nutrición, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicos de España, Madrid, Spain (Dr. Gregorio Varela)

United Kingdom

Agricultural Research Council, Food Research Institute, Norwich, UK

Department of Food Science, University of Reading, Reading, UK (Dr. Harry Nursten)

Food Research Institute, Norwich, UK (Dr. David Southgate) Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

United States

Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., USA (Dr. Peter Pellett)

Program in International Nutrition, University of California, Davis, Calif., USA (Dr. Lindsay Alien)

School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., USA (Dr. Benjamin Caballero)

School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Cal, USA (Dr. Osman Galal)

Center for International Health, Emory University School of Public Health, Atlanta, Ga., USA. (Dr. Reynaldo Martorell)

Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Medford, Mass., USA (Dr. Beatrice Rogers)

USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Boston, Mass., USA (Dr. Irwin Rosenberg)

West Indies

Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI), Kingston, Jamaica (Dr. Fitzroy Henry)

International organization

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, D.C., USA

International scientific unions

International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST)
International Union of Nutrition Sciences (IUNS)

The United Nations system

The UNU Programme of Food and Nutrition for Human and Social Development cooperates with the appropriate units or divisions of the following organizations, among others:

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
World Bank (IBRD)
World Food Programme (WFP)
World Health Organization (WHO)

The University is represented on the Sub-Committee on Nutrition (SCN) of the United Nations Administrative Committee on Coordination.

Research networks

Chronic energy deficiency

International Dietary Energy Consultative Group (IDECG). Secretariat: Nestlé Foundation, 4 Place de la Gare, Lausanne, Switzerland. Executive Secretary: Dr. Beat Schürch. Tel. 4121 320 3351. Fax: 4121 320 3392. Executive committee: Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw, Chairman; Dr. Joseph Hautvast, Dr. Beat Schürch

Division of Nutrition, National Institute of Nutrition, Calle Vasco de Quiroga No. 15 Col. y Deleg. Tlalpan, 14000 Mexico, D.F., Mexico. Principal investigator: Dr. Héctor Bourges

Ethiopian Nutrition Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Principal investigator: Dr. Teshome Demeke

Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, 29 Nan Wei Road, Beijing 100050, China. Principal investigator: Dr. Chen Xue-Cun

Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología de los Alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 15138, Santiago 11, Chile. Principal investigator: Dr. Ricardo Uauy

Medical College in Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA. Principal investigator: Dr. Gerald B. Spurr

National Institute of Nutrition, Via Ardeatina 546, Rome, Italy. Principal investigator: Dr. Anna Ferro-Luzzi

Universidad del Valle, Departamento de Pediatría, Facultad de Medicina. Apartado Aéreo 2188, Cali, Colombia. Principal investigator: Dr. Julio C. Reina

University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK. Principal investigator: Dr. John Durnin

Amino acid requirements

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. Principal investigator: Dr. Vernon R. Young

Nutrition Research Centre, St. John's Medical College, Ban-galore 560 034, India. Principal investigator: Dr. Anura Kurpad

Iron-deficiency anaemia

Group for the Control of Iron Deficiency (GCID). Secretariat: Department of Nutrition Sciences, 119 Morgan Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94270, USA. Tel. (510) 642-6900. Executive Secretary: Dr. Fernando Viteri. Chairman: Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw

Beijing Medical College - UNICEF, Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Beijing, China. Principal investigator: Dr. Shiu-yun Liu

Ecole Nationale de Médecine et de Pharmacie du Mali, Service Hématologie, Bamako, Mali. Principal investigator: Dr. Dapa Diallo

Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Manila, Philippines. Principal investigator: Dr. Rodolfo Florentino

Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Principal investigator: Dr. T. E. Siong

Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University (INMU), Salaya Campus, c/o Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Rama VI Road, Bangkok 4, Thailand. Principal investigator: Dr. Kraisid Tontisrin

Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), University of Chile, Casilla 15138, Santiago 11, Chile. Principal investigator: Dr. Tomas Walter

Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP), Carretera Roosevelt, Zona 11, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Principal investigator: Dr. Benjamin Torún

Laboratory of Iron Deficiency Study (LIDS), Department of Pediatrics, First Clinical College, Beijing Medical University, West City, Beijing 100034, China. Principal investigator: Dr. Chen-Ting Chin

National Institute of Nutrition, Cairo, Egypt. Principal investigator: Dr. Mohammed A. Hussein

National Institute of Nutrition, ICMR, Hyderabad, India. Principal investigator: Dr. Vinodini Reddy

National Research Centre, National Academy of Sciences, Cairo, Egypt. Principal investigator: Sohair Salem

Nutrition Research and Development Centre, Komplek GIZI, Jalan Semboja, Bogor, Indonesia. Principal investigator: Dr. Mahdin Husaini

Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Principal investigator: Dr. F. P. Kavishe

Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research (IVIC), Apartado 1827, Caracas, Venezuela. Principal investigator: Dr. Miguel Layrisse

Rapid assessment procedures for nutrition and primary health care - Anthropological approaches to improving programme effectiveness

Secretariat: UNU Boston Programme Office, Charles St. Sta., P.O. Box 500, Boston, MA 02114-0500, USA. Tel. (617) 227-8747; fax (617) 227-9405; E-mail unucpo@inf.unu.edu. Programme coordinator: Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw

Cooperating investigators and advisers:

Dr. Simi Afonia, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Dr. Margaret Bentley, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

Dr. Michael Cernea. Sociology Advisor, World Bank, 1818 H St., NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA

Dr. Robert Chambers, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RE, England

Jasmina Estupinan, Psiconsult, Apdo. Postal 148C, Batan 124 y Eloy Alfaro, Quito, Ecuador

Dr. Peter Heywood. World Bank, 1818 H St., NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA

Dr. Pamela Hunte, UNDP, Islamabad, Pakistan

Lic. Elena Hurtado, Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama, P.O. Box 1188, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Dr. Susi Kessler, Evaluation Division. UNICEF: USA, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA

Dr. Yongyout Kachondham, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, c/o Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Rama VI Rd., Bangkok 4. Thailand

Dr. Christine Lamba, Centre for Social Research and Chancellor College, University of Malawi, Box 278 Zomba, Malawi

Dr. Sandra Lane, Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7126, USA

Dr. María de la Luz Alvarez, Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología de los Alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 15138, Santiago 11, Chile

Dr. Lenore Manderson, Tropical Health Program, University of Queensland Medical School, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia

Dr. Ellen Messer, World Hunger Program, Brown University, Box 1831, Providence, RI 02912, USA

Dra. Clarice Mota, Instituo de Filosofia e Ciências Sociais, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dr. David O. Nyamwaya, Institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. A. W. Patterson, Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute, P.O. Box 140, Kingston 17, Jamaica

Dr. Gretel Pelto, Nutrition Division, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. D. Raghunandan, Society for Economic and Social Studies, B-1 2nd floor LSC, J Block, Saket, New Delhi 110 017, India

Dr. Kong-Kyun Ro, Department of Management Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 131, Cheongryang, Seoul, Korea

María E. Romero, Independent Consultant, Bogota, Colombia

Dr. Susan C. Scrimshaw, School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago, 111., USA

Dr. Vijaya Shrestha, Box 3067, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr. Ngokwey Ndolamb, UNICEF, Dakar, Senegal

International Network of Food Data Systems (INFOODS)

Secretariat: Charles St. Sta., P.O. Box 500, Boston, MA 02114-0500, USA. Tel. (617) 227-8747; fax (617) 227-9405; E-mail: unucpo@inf.unu.edu. Managing director: Dr. Barbara Burlingame, New Zealand Institute for Crop & Food Research, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Tel. (063) 68019; fax: (063) 61130; E-mail: burlingameb@crop.cri.nz

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO):

Dr. John Lupien, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00100, Rome, Italy Tel. (396) 52251. Fax: (396) 52253152

Regional liaison groups:

AFROFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Lilian Marovatsanga, University of Zimbabwe, P.O. Box MP 167, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe

ECSAFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Lilian Marovatsanga, University of Zimbabwe, P.O. MP Box 167, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe

NAFOODS. Coordinator: Mr. Chekib Alguemi, Institut National de Nutrition et de Technologie Alimentaire, Ministère de la Santé Publique, 11 Rue Djebel Lakhdar (Bab Saadoun), Tunis, Tunisia

OCAFOODS. Coordinator: Mr. Moussa Soune, Biotech Unit, Institut de Technologie Alimentaire (ITA), B.P. 2765 Hann Maristes, Dakar, Senegal

WAFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Samuel Sefa-Dedeh, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana, P.O. Box 134, Legon, Accra, Ghana

ARABFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Raja Tannous, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

ASEANFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Aree Valyasevi, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. National coordinators: Dr. Prapasri Puwastien, INMU, Bangkok, Thailand; Dr. Tee E. Siong, Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Dr. Aida Aguinaldo, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Manila, Philippines

CARICOMFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Fitzroy Henry Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute, Kingston, Jamaica

EUROFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Clive West, Department of Human Nutrition, Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands

GULFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Abdulrahman O. Musaiger, Arab Nutrition Society, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates

LATINFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Ricardo Bressani, Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama, Guatemala City, Guatemala

MASIAFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Wang Guang-ya, Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, Beijing, People's Republic of China

MEFOODS. Coordinator: To be designated, National Research Center/National Institute of Nutrition, Cairo, Egypt

MEXCARIBEFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Miriam Chavez, National Institute of Nutrition, Mexico City, Mexico

NORAMFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Joanne Holden, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Riverdale MD 20736, USA

NORDICFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Åke Bruce, Swedish National Food Administration, Uppsala, Sweden

OCEANIAFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Barbara Burlingame, New Zealand Institute for Crop & Pood Research, Private Bag, Palmerston North, New Zealand

SAARCFOODS. Coordinator: Dr. Mushtaq A. Khan, Nutrition Section, Planning Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan

Joint AAU/UNU Regional Food and Nutrition Project for Africa

The Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Nigeria
Institut de Technologie Alimentaire (ITA), Dakar, Senegal
Food Research Institute (FRI), Accra, Ghana
Department of Nutrition and Food Science (DFNS), University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

Global Cereal Fortification Initiative

Secretariat: Dr. Junji Nakamura, Ajinomoto Building, 15-1 Kyobashi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104, Japan