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August 8, 2003
Swaziland: Vitamin A programme to fight child mortality
A 50 percent rise in mortality of children under five since
2000 has led to a new campaign by the health ministry, in conjunction
with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), to supply all young children
with vitamin A capsules
July 11, 2003
Programme to train students on health, nutrition launched
The Exemplary Educator Programme, devised to train secondary and university
students to become health educators and spread awareness of health issues
in their community, was inaugurated last week by the Primary Health Care
(PHC) Department at the Dubai Department of Health and Medical Services
(Dohms). The programme is the first of its kind to be offered to students
in areas of nutrition and health
May 18, 2003
Thailand to build its first alternative medicine hospital
Thailand is to build an alternative hospital offering holistic and herbal
treatments -- the most serious test to date of the efficacy of ayurvedic
and natural remedies including Thai cures, a report said on Sunday.
April 8, 2003
US organizations support nutrition initiatives
as an integral part of school health programs
Leading nutrition organizations unite to improve children’s eating
April 7, 2003
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends vitamin D supplementation
for all babies
All infants, particularly those who are breastfed, should be
given vitamin D to help prevent rickets, a potentially crippling condition
in which the bones fail to grow straight and strong, the American Academy
of Pediatrics (AAP) announced Monday.
April 3, 2003
South African deputy President Zuma
supports nutrition strategy against Aids
Deputy president Jacob Zuma has come out in support of the health minister's
controversial prescription of nutritious food to fight Aids and hinted that
the government is poised to provide nutrition to HIV positive people.
March 4, 2003
South Korea to open child nutrition center in Pyongyang later this year
A nutrition center for children will open in Pyongyang this August with
the support of South Korean funds, civic group Okedongmu Children in Korea
February 20, 2003
Scottish parliament introduces £ 63
million scheme to set nutritional standards for children - first scheme
of its kind in the UK
CHILDREN in their first two years of primary school are to be given free
fruit at playtime as part of an Executive bid to improve the nation's
February 17, 2003
Welsh Government introduces new nutrition programme to combat heart disease
A strategy to improve the health of people in Wales through their diet
is being launched by Welsh Assembly Government health and social services
minister Jane Hutt.
February 9, 2003
Food based dietary guidelines issued by Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka
The purpose of this article is to draw the attention of the general public
as well as health professionals to a document-Food Based Dietary Guidelines
(FBDG) - that has, at long last, been published by the Ministry of Health.
February 1, 2003
Call by National and Nutrition Council to speed up
implementation of nutrition policy in Uganda
The National Food and Nutrition Council has appealed to President Yoweri
Museveni to intervene and speed up the formulation of the National Food
and Nutrition Policy to save thousands of children from dying of malnutrition.
January 22, 2003
Good food 'critical to fighting disease'
Good nutrition was critical to managing debilitating diseases including
HIV-Aids, Health Miniter Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said yesterday.
January 14, 2003
Nutrition advocacy is vital to health of the population says Nigerian
National Institute for Medical Research
Communicating nutrition research to the consumers will be a major key
strategy to improving healthy food consumption/making right dietary choices.
Nutrition education (public enlightenment) is probably the most important
determinant in changing peoples’ dietary habits for better nutrition,
unless people know that a particular food is good/bad for their health,
they will most likely continue in ignorance to the detriment of their
health and life.
Royal initiative to begin providing vitamins for students
Beginning the second semester of this school year, the Ministry of Education
will embark on implementing His Majesty King Abdullah's initiative to
distribute vitamins to both public and UNRWA school students. Under the
project, each student will receive one vitamin per day, regarded as enough
to make up for any shortage in vitamin intake, according to officials
supervising the programme.
Zayed complex for herbal research and traditional medicine
Dubai has unveiled plans for a $1.8 billion 'Health City' which will incorporate
natural spas, health resorts and a center integrating eastern medicines
and alternative health programmes.
October 29, 2002
Chinese Government to fortify food with minerals and micronutrients
The Chinese government will fortify its food and drinking water with minerals
and micro, or trace, elements good for human health, a health official