WHO Launches Regional Nutrition Strategy

Muscat, A meeting on Nutrition convened today at the Mysk Hotel in the presence of Dr. Mohammed bin Saif Al-Hosni, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for Health Affairs, Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean and Dr. Akjimal Magtimova, WHO Representative to the Sultanate.

The meeting came as part of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases & Mental Health, which was attended by more than 600 participants from different sectors from all around the world.

The Meeting aimed to help countries meet global nutrition-related targets, achieve food security, end all forms of malnutrition and improve nutrition throughout the life course by 2030.

On the sidelines of the Nutrition Meeting, the WHO launched a regional nutrition strategy to strengthen efforts to ensure universal access to healthy and sustainable diets and implement effective nutrition actions, in order to improve nutrition throughout the life-course, including for mothers, infants, children, adolescents and older people; prevent undernutrition, overweight, obesity and diet related NCDs; and support and protect nutrition in emergency situations.

Source: Oman News Agency