Risk of Excessive Intake of Vitamins and Minerals Delivered Through Public Health Interventions - Current Practices and Case Studies


04 October 2017 - 06 October 2017


Location: RIU Plaza Panamá Hotel, Panamá City, Panamá

Region: Americas


The objectives of this technical consultation are to:

  • Examine the current estimates for the total intake of vitamins and minerals (e.g. calcium, folic acid, iodine, iron, vitamin A, vitamin D, and zinc) through the diet and by different interventions implemented simultaneously
  • Analyze national and subnational case studies of existing policies and programs delivering vitamins and minerals through integrated interventions
  • Identify implementation considerations that can be useful when considering simultaneous interventions that deliver vitamins and minerals through public health interventions
  • Identify monitoring, evaluation and communication strategies for constant surveillance and information about initiation or termination of programs

Helena Pachón, Food Fortification Initiative Nutrition Science Liaison, will attend the consultation. She will be available to demonstrate how to use the new Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx) to see country standards for fortifying wheat flour, maize flour, rice, salt and cooking oil.

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Contact Information

Helena Pachón




This event is organized by the World Health Organization with financial contribution of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.