|SCN News, Number 09 - Focus on Micronutritients (ACC/SCN, 1993, 70 p.)|
The readership of the ACC/SCN Newsletter interested in either the investigative aspects of urban nutrition in developing countries, or in the programmatic and policy applications, may be interested in the recent publication of two compendiums on the topic that have resulted from a series of regional workshops sponsored over the past three years under the auspices of the IUNS Committee 1/3 on Urbanization and Nutrition.
From September 11 to 14, 1991 at the Pertanian Malaysia University near Kuala Lumpur, the First Asian Workshop on Nutrition in Metropolitan Areas took place, with the participation of 60 professionals from throughout the Asian region. The December 1992 issue of the South East Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Vol 23, Supplement 3, contains the 172 page proceedings of this event.
In Mexico City, the Second Latin American Workshop on Nutrition in Urban Areas was held from March 2 to 6, 1993 (see SCN News No.8). A 260-page Spanish/Portuguese-language compendium of the proceedings has been published as a supplement to the December 1993 issue of the Latin American Archives of Nutrition (Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutricion), vol 42, No.4, Supplement. It is expected that an English version will shortly appear, as well.
From June 12-19, 1993, the First Seminar-Workshop on Nutrition in Metropolitan Areas of Africa with the participation of professionals from 24 francophone African countries was held in Cotonou, Benin. It is expected that the proceedings of this event will be published shortly in both French and English.
A number of academic and service entities - local and international - collaborated in the organization of these events. Funding for the publications came from donations from the German Agency for International Cooperation (GTZ) and the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS). Larger medical and scientific libraries should have the issues available shortly for reference. Both journals, moreover, are indexed by Index Medicus and individual citations may be accessed on Medline.
If you would like to have a personal or institutional copy of the Proceedings, the supplement issue for the Asian Workshop can be ordered for the price of US$15, including mailing and handling, by writing to the Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, SEAMEO-TROPMED Network, 420/6 Rajvithi Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand (tel +66 2 2457193; fax +66 2 2468340). The supplement issue for the Latin American Workshop can be ordered for a price of US$35, including mailing and handling, by writing to Dra. Claudia P. Sanchez-Castillo, Institute Nacional de la Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, Vasco de Quiroga 15, Tlalpan CP 14000, Mexico (tel +52 5 5731200; fax +525 6551076).
Contributed by Dr Rainer Gross,
SEAMEO-TROPMED - GTZ,
Community Nutrition Training Program,
University of Indonesia, 6,
Salemba Raya, PO Box 3852, Jakarta
Source: Department of Animal Husbandry, University of Sydney