Mechanisms - Healthy Weight For Life Unit

Lead government agency:
Ministry of Health
Established year:
2015

Function(s)

Coordination:
  • Convening nutrition partners
  • Coordination in development of national nutrition policies and programmes
  • Coordination in implementation of national nutrition policies and programmes
  • Coordination in monitoring of national nutrition policies and programmes
Explanations
Mandate: 

Healthy Weight For Life Unit supports the capacity to address public health in all policies and facilitate effective and sustainable interventions to support healthy eating and active living. The Unit provides support including implementation and evaluation guidance, technical assistance, training, surveillance and applied research, translation and dissemination, and partnership development to relevant stakeholders, communities and partners to implement policy, intervention, and environmental strategies. Our mandate is to improve the population’s dietary status, physical activity and reduce prevalence of obesity across all ages and settings including workplaces, hospitals, healthcare facilities, schools, and communities.

Notes: 

This coordination mechanism was reported to the WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017. Country progress in creating enabling policy environments for promoting healthy diets and nutrition. https://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/policies/global_nut_policyrev...

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