Monitoring public health nutrition capacity development
World Public Health Nutrition Association
Place of Publication
School of Medical and Health Sciences
Introduction The Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (CIP-MIYCN) endorsed by the 65th World Health Assembly (WHA) in 2012 (WHO 2012), includes six global nutrition targets to be achieved by 2025 as well as five actions to support the achievement of the global targets (See Box 1). Action 4 calls upon Member States to identify and map capacity needs, and to include and fund capacity-development in national plans to expand and scale-up nutrition actions. Action 5 calls for a well-defined framework that would allow a harmonized and internationally accepted approach to monitoring progress towards achieving the nutrition targets at both the national and global levels, as well as actions taken to put the MIYCN Plan into practice.