Action - GNPR 2016-2017: Prevention and management of acute malnutrition (q37) - Food distribution/supplementation for prevention of acute malnutrition - Infants and young children|Adult men and women|All population groups

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: Prevention and management of acute malnutrition (q37)

Programme description

These programmes and actions were reported by countries for the 2nd WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017 module on actions related to the prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition. More actions and programmes be accessed through the country page.

Programme type


WHO (2018) Global Nutrition Policy Review. Country progress in creating enabling policy environments for promoting healthy diets and nutrition

The Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016–2017 is the report of the second comprehensive analysis of nutrition-related policy environment, coordination mechanisms, available capacities and actions being taken in 176 Member States (91%) and one area which responded to the survey carried out between July 2016 and December 2017.

Target group: 
Adult men and women
All population groups
Infants and young children
Implementation details : 

Types of food distribution programmes implemented: emergency food aid programmes, direct food-based transfers (e.g. food for work), foods for infants and young children. Emergency food aid rations include fortified food products such as enriched oiled and ready-to-use supplementary foods. Direct food-based transfers include fortified food products including enriched oil, ready-to-use supplementary foods. Foods provided for infants and young children include ready-to-use infant formulas.

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