The Nutrition Knowledge Hub

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Facing the global nutrition challenges, the World Health Organization (WHO) teamed up with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to design, under the guidance of the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD), a Nutrition Knowledge Hub.  By building the technical and functional capacities of all relevant staff at WHO through e-learning courses and key nutrition-related training and knowledge materials, the Nutrition Knowledge Hub aims to contribute to the acceleration and increase of the nutrition impact at the country level. The Nutrition Knowledge Hub also offers free and open courses to reach a larger public and raise awareness on the malnutrition problem and WHO’s response. 

The main objective of the Nutrition Knowledge Hub is to:

  • Offer short, self-paced e-learning courses and other materials to build capacity on nutrition, raise awareness of ongoing nutrition challenges and increase nutrition impact at the country level.
  • Provide easy access to existing nutrition information, materials and tools, including resources from other UN agencies, to learn more about the state of nutrition worldwide, how to assess factors affecting adequate and balanced nutrition and implement nutrition actions to improve malnutrition in all its forms.
  • Effectively respond to WHO’s mandate to support and monitor the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) through investing in nutrition training of WHO staff and others.

To view our available selection of online courses, please click here.

Nutrition E-learning Courses

Please view our portfolio of e-learning courses pertaining to Nutrition below.

Global Nutrition Targets Tracking Tool

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In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) Member States endorsed six global nutrition targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition, and Member States have committed to monitor their progress. The targets are vital for identifying priority areas for action and catalyzing a global response.

WHO’s Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD), the United Nations Institute for Training and research (UNITAR) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the European Commission, have developed a 2-hour e-learning course Global Nutrition Targets Tracking Tool.

It is a web-based tracking tool to assist countries set targets and monitor progress. It complements existing tools on nutrition interventions, impact and costing.

Language: English

Please click here to register.

WHO Nutrition Guideline Development

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UNITAR's 3-hour e-learning course explores the WHO Nutrition Guideline Development Process, based on the Handbook for Guideline Development (2nd edition).

The course introduces key groups and stages in the guideline development process, the Cochrane methodology to ensure recommendations are based on the best available evidence and the GRADE approach which ensures proper assessment of the quality of evidence. It also highlights and provides guidance on the inclusion of gender, equity, human rights and social determinants of health considerations.   

Language: English

Please click here to register.

The International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes

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The International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes, adopted by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in 1981, and subsequent relevant WHA resolutions adopted since then (the “Code”) are an important part of creating an overall environment that enables mothers to make the best possible feeding choice, based on impartial information and free of commercial influences, and to be fully supported in doing so.

This comprehensive e-learning course and resource package has been prepared in order to reach as many people as possible in a cost-effective and sustained manner.  It is intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to the Code, its contents, and ways in which it can be implemented and monitored.

For in-depth training, WHO, UNICEF and other partners, including the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) (through the NetCode network), have

Additionally training tools developed by WHO, UNICEF and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) are also accessible under the 'resources' tab of the Nutrition Knowledge Hub.

Language: English

Please click here to register.

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