Nutrition data banks : micronutrient deficiency information system


The micronutrient deficiency information system (MDIS) was established in 1991 following a request by the World Health Assembly that surveillance of micronutrient deficiencies be strengthened at the global level.The objectives of the MDIS are to: provide member states with national, regional and global assessments of the magnitude of micronutrient deficiencies; monitor and evaluate, through systematic data collection over time, the impact of WHO strategies to prevent and control micronutrient deficiencies, provide member states with technical support to increase capacity for the establishment and maintenance of national micronutrient deficiency surveillance systems.Currently, the MDIS includes three databases: iodine deficiency disorders, vitamin A deficiency, and anaemia

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