ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE ON COORDINATION
SUB-COMMITTEE ON NUTRITION
Secretariat: ACC/SCN, c/o World Health Organization
20, Avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Telephone: [41-22] 791 04 56, Fax: [41-22] 798 88 91, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
REPORTS ON THE WORLD NUTRITION SITUATION
First Report on the World Nutrition Situation, November 1987
Supplement on Methods and Statistics to the First Report on the World Nutrition Situation, December 1988
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
Update on the Nutrition Situation, November 1994
Update on the Nutrition Situation 1996, November 1996
ACC/SCN STATE-OF-THE-ART SERIES (SOA) NUTRITION POLICY DISCUSSION PAPERS
Delivery of Oral Doses of Vitamin A to Prevent Vitamin A Deficiency and Nutritional Blindness, by Keith P. West Jr and Alfred Sommer, June 1987, reprinted June 1993. (SOA No. 2)
The Prevention and Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders, by Basil S. Hetzel, March 1988, reprinted June 1993. (SOA No. 3)
Women's Role in Food Chain Activities and their Implications for Nutrition, by Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen, Ophelia Mascarenhas and Margareta Wandel, May 1989. (SOA No. 4)
Malnutrition and Infection - A Review, by A. Tomkins and F. Watson, October 1989, reprinted June 1993 (SOA No. 5)
Women and Nutrition Background, and papers presented at SCN Symposium, held at UNICEF, New York, February 1989. Papers include "Beating the Zero Sum Game" by McGuire and Popkin, "Reflections from India and Pakistan" by Chatterjee and Lambert, "Grameen Bank Experience" by Quanine, "Improving the Nutrition of Women in Tanzania" by Kisanga, "Nutrition Security System at Household Level" by Bajaj, "Issues in Need of a Global Focus" by Ghassemi, October 1990. (SOA No. 6)
Appropriate Uses of Child Anthropometry Report based on workshop held by ACC/SCN, June 1989. Basic concepts, uses for screening, growth monitoring, population assessment, and surveillance. Prepared and edited by G. Beaton, A. Kelly, J. Kevany, R. Martorell, and J. Mason, December 1990. (SOA No. 7)
Managing Successful Nutrition Programmes Report of ACC/SCN workshop held at IUNS meeting in Korea, August 1989. Includes reports on 16 large-scale nutrition programmes, and summary of discussions on targeting, staff issues, community participation, management information systems, sustainability and replicability. Edited by Joan Jennings, Stuart Gillespie, John Mason, Mahshid Lotfi and Tom Scialfa, October 1990. (SOA No. 8)
Controlling Iron Deficiency Report of ACC/SCN workshop held in Trinity College, Dublin, June 1990. Focusses on iron supplementation and practical means of improving large-scale programmes. Also introduces fortification and diet change. Gives information from six large-scale programmes. Prepared and edited by Gillespie, John Kevany, and John Mason, February 1991. (SOA No. 9)
Nutrition-Relevant Actions - Some Experiences from the Eighties and Lessons for the Nineties Book developed from the original background paper for the ACC/SCN ad hoc group meeting held in London in November 1990. Proposes a framework for the analysis of policies and programmes affecting nutrition, before reviewing experiences during the 1980s in several countries, and moving on to consider options for improving nutrition in the 1990s. Complements and expands on Supplement to SCN News No. 7. Prepared by Stuart Gillespie and John Mason, October 1991. (SOA No. 10)
Nutrition and Population Links - Breastfeeding, Family Planning and Child Health. Papers from the ACC/SCN 18th Session Symposium, held at UNFPA, New York, February 1991. Papers include "Nutrition and Family Planning Linkages: What More Can be Done?" by Sandra Huffman, "Reproductive Stress and Women's Nutrition by Reynaldo Martorell and Kathleen Merchant, "Breastfeeding, Fertility and Population Growth" by Roger Short, "Nutrition and its Influence on the Mother-Child Dyad" by Perm Ramachandran, and with final comments by Miriam Labbok, Barry Edmonston, and Beverly Winikoff. (SOA No. 11)
Nutritional Issues in Food Aid 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 in the growth of children with infection, experiences of feeding programmes, and protecting refugees' nutrition with food aid. August 1993. (SOA No. 12)
Effectiveness of Vitamin A Supplementation in the Control of Young Child Morbidity and Mortality in Developing Countries, by G.H. Beaton, R. Martorell, K.J. Aronson, B. Edmonston, G. McCabe, A.C. Ross, B. Harvey. December 1993. (SOA No. 13)
Controlling Vitamin A Deficiency Report based on ACC/SCN Consultative Group Meeting held in Ottawa July 1993. Prepared by Gillespie and Mason, January 1994. (SOA No. 14)
How Nutrition Improves Report based on ACC/SCN Workshop held on 25-27 September 1993 at the 15th IUNS International Congress on Nutrition, Adelaide, Australia by S. Gillespie, J. Mason, R. Martorell. (SOA No. 15)
Nutrition and Poverty, by S. Gillespie, N. Hasan, S. Osmani, U. Jonsson, R. Islam, D. Chirmulay, V. Vyas & R. Gross. (SOA No. 16) Planned publication date December 1997.
SCN NEWS - A periodic review of developments in
international nutrition compiled from information available to the ACC/SCN,
published twice yearly. Contains features, news and views, programme news, and
reviews of publications (Free of charge)
No. 3, early 1989 - features: Does Cash Cropping Affect Nutrition?, Nutrition in Times of Disaster.
No. 4, late 1989 - features: Update on the Nutrition Situation, Women and Nutrition, Malnutrition and Infection (Part I), Targeted Food Subsidies. (out of print).
No. 5, early 1990 - features: Nutrition and School Performance, Uses of Anthropometry, Malnutrition and Infection (Part II), Flows of External Resources for Nutrition.
No. 6, late 1990 - features: Preventing Anaemia, Policies to Improve Nutrition - What Was Done in the 80s, Weaning Foods - New Uses of Traditional Methods. (out of print).
No. 7, mid 1991 - features: Refugees' Nutrition Crisis, Breastfeeding, Birth Spacing and Nutrition, Community-Based Development - From a Programme Towards a Movement, Micronutrient Intakes, Incomes and Prices. Supplement: Some Options for Improving Nutrition in the 1990s - Reviews experience of policies and programmes, and grouping nutrition issues, leads to identifying options as building blocks for future action.
No. 8, late 1992 - features: Highlights of the World Nutrition Situation, Food Prices and Nutrition, Food Security and Nutrition 1971-91 - Lessons Learned and Future Priorities, Long-Term Effects of Improved Childhood Nutrition.
No. 9, mid 1993 - Focus on Micronutrients. Features: Addressing Micronutrient Malnutrition, Micronutrient Deficiency - The Global Situation, Effectiveness of Vitamin A Supplementation in the Control of Young Child Morbidity and Mortality in Developing Countries, Zinc Deficiency - Is It Widespread but Under-Recognized?
No. 10, late 1993 - features: Nutrition and Food Aid, Nutrition and Human Rights, The Nutrition Transition.
No. 11, mid 1994 - features focussing on Maternal and Child Nutrition: Adolescent Growth; Prepregnancy Nutritional Status and its Impact on Birthweight; Maternal Nutrition During Pregnancy as it Affects Infant Growth, Development and Health; The Consequences of Iron Deficiency and Anaemia in Pregnancy on Maternal Health, the Foetus and the Infant; Impact of Maternal Infection on Foetal Growth and Nutrition; Maternal Micronutrient Malnutrition: Effects on Breast Milk and Infant Nutrition, and Priorities for Intervention; Vitamin A Deficiency in the Mother-Infant Dyad; Maternal Protein-Energy Malnutrition and Breastfeeding; and Maternal Nutritional Depletion.
No. 12, early 1995 - features: The Role of Care in Nutrition - A Neglected Essential Ingredient; Summary of findings from the recently published ACC/SCN "Update on the Nutrition Situation, 1994"; Specific Deficiencies Versus Growth Failure: Type I and Type II Nutrients; and Enrichment of Food Staples Through Plant Breeding. A New Strategy for Fighting Micronutrient Malnutrition.
No. 13, late 1995 - features: Interview with Dr A. Horwitz, SCN Chair, 1986-1995; Behavioural Change and Nutrition Programmes; and Poor Nutrition and Chronic Disease Part I.
No. 14, July 1997 - features: The Nutrition Challenge in the 21st Century: What Role for the United Nations? Meeting the Nutrition Challenge: A Call to Arms; Update on the Nutrition Situation, 1996; Poor Nutrition and Chronic Disease Part II; Effective Programmes in Africa for Improving Nutrition.
COUNTRY CASE STUDIES
Brazil: The improvement in Child Nutritional Status in Brazil: How Did it Occur? by R. F. lunes & C. A. Monteiro. September 1993.
Egypt Review of Trends, Policies and Programmes Affecting Nutrition and Health in Egypt (1970-1990), by H. Nassar, W. Moussa, A. Kamel & A. Miniawi. January 1992.
India: Nutrition in India, by V. Reddy, M. Shekar, P. Rao & S. Gillespie. December 1992.
Indonesia: Economic Growth, Equity and Nutritional Improvement in Indonesia, by I. T. Soekirman, G. S. Idrus Jus'at & F. Jalal. December 1992.
Tanzania: Nutrition-Relevant Actions in Tanzania, by F. P. Kavishe. April 1993.
Thailand: Nutrition and Health in Thailand: Trends and Actions, by Y. Kachondham, P. Winichagoon & K. Tontisirin. December 1992.
Zimbabwe: Nutrition-Relevant Actions in Zimbabwe, by J. Tagwireyi, T. Jayne & N. Lenneiye. December 1992.
REFUGEE NUTRITION INFORMATION SYSTEM
Report on the nutrition situation of refugee and displaced
populations. Published every three months with an interim electronic mail