In 2012, WHO Member States endorsed six Global Nutrition Targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition. When translating these global targets into national targets, one needs to consider nutrition profiles, risk factor trends, demographic changes, experience with developing and implementing nutrition policies, and health system development. The online tracking tool, developed by WHO and partners, allows users to explore scenarios taking into account different rates of progress for the six targets and the time left to 2025.
This webinar contained a step-by-step guide on how to use the tracking tool in exploring a national-level target to reduce anaemia among women of reproductive age applying the definition of the Global Nutrition Target for Anaemia. Participants learned how best to use the tracking tool features and design scenarios by taking into consideration the time frame until 2025 and different rates of progress. Participants also learned how to assess their country’s contribution for the achievement of the Global Nutrition Target for Anaemia for each of the possible scenarios.
The Tracking Tool & Setting a National Anaemia Target
Monika Blössner, MSc in nutrition and epidemiology, has been working with the WHO Department of Nutrition in Geneva since 1992. She is responsible for managing and maintaining the WHO global database on child growth and malnutrition, coordinating the work to derive the joint child malnutrition estimates, and providing technical advice to countries on anthropometric indicators and nutrition surveillance. The joint estimates feed into the tracking process of the six global nutrition targets. Together with colleagues Monika helped develop the global target tracking tool. The webinar will provide an opportunity to learn more about the use of this tool when discussing the adaptation of the global target for anaemia to the national level.