Twenty-seventh session

WPR/RC27.R11

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;

  1. NOTES that malnutrition persists. even when national economic indicators improve;
  2. 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;
  3. 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


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