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Urgent: WFP Mozambique looks for Nutritionist with experience in Nutrition-in-Emergency

In Under-nutrition on March 11, 2018 at 4:28 pm

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WFP Mozambique looks for a Nutritionist with experience in Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition, for an immediate placement.

Key elements for the candidature:

  • Duty station: Maputo, with frequent travels in the field
  • Duration of the assignment: at least 5 months
  • Language skills: Portuguese, or at least Spanish or Italian
  • Familiarity with WFP operations
  • Availability: immediate

Please, kindly disseminate the Terms of Reference available on this link. Thanks.

UN: Levels and trends in child malnutrition – 2017

In Over-nutrition, Under-nutrition on March 11, 2018 at 11:03 am

Source: World Bank webpage



In May 2017, UNICEF, WHO and World Bank Group released the 2017 edition of the joint child malnutrition estimates for the 1990–2016 period, representing the most recent global and regional figures. A suite of on-line interactive dashboards were developed to enable users to explore the entire time-series (1990 – 2016) of global and regional estimates of prevalence and number affected for stunting, overweight, wasting and severe wasting. These estimates are presented by various regional and income group country classifications used by various agencies including the United Nations, UNICEF, WHO and The World Bank Group.

Note: Global estimates refer to the aggregate of the UN regions.

(Angola) Nutrition Gap Analysis

In Over-nutrition, Under-nutrition on March 11, 2018 at 10:59 am

from World Bank web page

Analysing Nutrition Gaps at country level can be a challenge.  This document from World Bank can help in providing a good structured approach. 


Despite remarkable economic growth in the past decade, undernutrition remains a serious public health problem in Angola. High rates of child stunting and micronutrient deficiencies are contributing to an under-five mortality rate of 161 deaths per 1,000 live births, limiting the growth and development of children, hindering productivity, and preventing the country from reaching millennium development goals one and four. In response to this situation, the objectives of this report are to: a) synthesize available information on the nutrition situation in Angola; b) discuss the three main determinants of undernutrition using the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) conceptual framework; c) summarize existing nutrition policies and programs in the country; and d) propose next steps for action. Nutrition policy agenda is slowly gaining momentum in the country. The national food security and nutrition strategy released in 2009 include nutrition actions for children under five. The national nutrition policy is in the process of being finalized. High priority problems include the dearth of up-to-date, reliable, and comprehensive information on the nutrition situation in the country, severe shortages of trained nutritionists, and an exclusion of nutrition from community-based health activities. The following recommendations are proposed as next steps: 1) incorporate the collection of nutrition data into routine, planned surveys; 2) finalize the national nutrition policy, conduct a rigorous gap analysis, and develop a costed implementation plan to effectively scale-up nutrition activities in the country; 3) enhance capacity building efforts in the field of nutrition; 4) improve nutrition surveillance and screening activities and; 5) incorporate nutrition into community-based activities.

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