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Experiences and Lessons Learned in Developing and Implementing a Population-Based Nutrition and Health Surveillance System in Guatemala 2011–2021

Experiences and Lessons Learned in Developing and Implementing a Population-Based Nutrition and Health Surveillance System in Guatemala 2011–2021

    In response to the 2014 Global Nutrition Report call for a nutrition data revolution, global, regional, and national efforts have focused on addressing data gaps and barriers to strengthen the nutrition datavalue chain. The 2018 Global Nutrition Report specifically highlighted the lack of data on the global micronutrient burden andthe need for more surveillance data to achieve global targets. No single data source can serve all data purposes and meet all data needs insingle data source can serve…
Assessment of the degree of implementation of nutritional policies, programs and interventions during the window of opportunity of the first 1000 days of life

Assessment of the degree of implementation of nutritional policies, programs and interventions during the window of opportunity of the first 1000 days of life

      INCAP recognizes the need to generate evidence on the degree of implementation of nutritional policies, programs and interventions and the enabling environment within the framework of the window of opportunity of the first 1000 days of life. For this purpose, it developed and validated a metric that includes multiple indicators to assess the institutional and management capacity of governments and organizations that work in health, food and nutrition in Central America and the Dominican Republic, in order…
Aflatoxins and other risk factors for liver cancer, in Guatemala

Aflatoxins and other risk factors for liver cancer, in Guatemala

      Liver cancer, specifically hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is among the top 5 causes of cancer death worldwide. According to some estimates by international agencies, this cancer considerably affects Guatemala, a country which has one of the highest incidence rates in the Western Hemisphere, as we will describe later. The reasons behind this high incidence, although not fully understood, are presumed to be due in large part to the high prevalence of multiple risk factors, including metabolic diseases and…
Food and nutrition for the family. Practical recommendations in time of confinement (Covid-19)

Food and nutrition for the family. Practical recommendations in time of confinement (Covid-19)

    As is known, in December 2019, a pneumonia caused by the SARS_Co2 virus arose in Wuhan China, whose cases were multiplying aggressively in all countries of the world, causing thousands of deaths, therefore, at the end of January 2020 , the World Health Organization (WHO), declared a global public health emergency, which forced more than 180 countries into a state of calamity and social isolation that has caused, in addition to the effects on health systems and human…

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