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close this bookThe Management of Nutrition in Major Emergencies (WHO; 2000; 250 pages)
View the documentPreface
View the documentAcknowledgements
open this folder and view contentsChapter 1. Meeting nutritional requirements
open this folder and view contentsChapter 2. Major nutritional deficiency diseases in emergencies
open this folder and view contentsChapter 3. Assessment and surveillance of nutritional status
open this folder and view contentsChapter 4. Nutritional relief: general feeding programmes
open this folder and view contentsChapter 5. Nutritional relief: selective feeding programmes
open this folder and view contentsChapter 6. Prevention, treatment, and control of communicable diseases
open this folder and view contentsChapter 7. The context: emergency preparedness and response programmes
View the documentAnnex 1. Nutritional requirements
View the documentAnnex 2. Basic facts about food and nutrition
View the documentAnnex 3. Nutritional anthropometry in emergencies
View the documentAnnex 4. Statistical procedures for nutritional surveys
View the documentAnnex 5. Use of particular foods in emergencies
View the documentAnnex 6. Guiding principles for feeding infants and young children in emergencies
View the documentAnnex 7. Programme indicators
View the documentAnnex 8. Biochemical assessment of micronutrients
View the documentAnnex 9. Human resource development for the management of nutrition in major emergencies: outline of an educational programme
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The Management of Nutrition in Major Emergencies

World Health Organization

United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees

International Federation of
Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

World Food

The World Health Organization was established in 1948 as a specialized agency of the United Nations serving as the directing and coordinating authority for international health matters and public health. One of WHO's constitutional functions is to provide objective and reliable information and advice in the field of human health, a responsibility that it fulfils in part through its extensive programme of publications.

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WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data

The Management of nutrition in major emergencies.

1. Emergency feeding 2. Nutritional requirements 3. Nutritional status 4. Nutrition disorders - prevention and control 5. Communicable disease control 6. Emergencies 7. Manuals

ISBN 92 4 154520 8 (NLM classification: QU 145)

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© World Health Organization 2000

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