Process in Nutritional Surveillance
The Regional Committee,
Having considered the statement of the Representative of the United Kingdom on the need to develop national systems for nutritional surveillance;
Having heard with interest of the steps being taken in certain countries and areas of the Region;
- NOTES that malnutrition persists. even when national economic indicators improve;
- URGES Member States to develop simple nutritional surveillance systems which will provide data on deprived groups in order to facilitate medium and long-term planning and to predict deterioration in nutritional status so that rapid preventive action can be taken;
- REQUESTS the Regional Director to assist Member States in developing and validating surveillance systems suited to the resources of individual countries and based on minimal data.
10 September 1976