The State of the World's Children 1998: Focus on Nutrition

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Glossary

ACC/SCN
Administrative Committee on Coordination/ Subcommittee on Nutrition

AIDS
acquired immune deficiency syndrome

ALIM
Latin American Millers Association

ARI
acute respiratory infections

BFHI
Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

BRAC
Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee

CSD
Child Survival and Development Programme (Tanzania)

ECLAC
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

GDP
gross domestic product

GMP
growth monitoring and promotion

GNP
gross national product

HANDS
Health and Nutrition District Support (Tanzania)

HIV
human immunodeficiency virus

ICCIDD
International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders

IDD
iodine deficiency disorders

IFAD
International Fund for Agricultural Development

IMF
International Monetary Fund

INCAP
Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama

IQ
intelligence quotient

MCR
Medical Research Council (UK)

MI
Micronutrient Initiative (Canada)

NCHS
National Center for Health Statistics

NGO
non-governmental organization

ODA
official development assistance

ORS
oral rehydration salts

ORT
oral rehydration therapy

PEM
protein-energy malnutrition

U5MR
under-five mortality rate

UN
United Nations

UNAIDS
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

UNDP
United Nations Development Programme

UNHCR
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNICEF
United Nations Children's Fund

USAID
United States Agency for International Development

WABA
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

WFP
World Food Programme

WHO
World Health Organization


Note: All dollars are US dollars.

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