Micronutrient Status of Women and Young Children in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has witnessed sustained economic growth and nutrition transition in the last few decades. Despite the progress, reductions in the prevalence of micronutrient (Iron, Vit A, Vit D, and Zinc) deficiencies have been mixed.
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and key stakeholders in Jordan, the Jordan National Micronutrient Survey (JNMNS) was implemented in 2019 to provide a comprehensive assessment of various forms of malnutrition and its associated factors, and to assess the prevalence of deficiencies of key micronutrients (Iron, Vit A, Vit D, and Zinc) in women of reproductive age and pre-school children. Distinguished panelists in this webinar will present findings on the trends of the micronutrient status (JNMNS), as well as the nutritional status and food consumption patterns of reproductive age group women and young children in Jordan.
- Ms. Haneen Abulaila | Country Coordinator, Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab
- Eng. Rawhieh Barham | Head of Nutrition Department, Noncommunicable Disease Directorate, Jordan Ministry of Health
- Dr. Asma Basha | Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Jordan and Jordan University Hospital
- Dr. Narmeen Al-Awwad | Head of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, The Hashemite University