International Zinc Nutrition Consultative Group

Improving health of people in need by enhancing zinc nutrition.

International Zinc Nutrition Consultative Group


Improving health of people in need by enhancing zinc nutrition.

IZiNCG is an international group whose primary objectives are to promote and assist efforts to reduce global zinc deficiency, with particular emphasis on the most vulnerable populations of low-income countries.

How to help

IZiNCG relies on the financial generosity of organizations, foundations, and individuals to support its activities around the world. There are many ways you can contribute. Please contact us, if you would like to make a cash donation.

International Zinc Nutrition Consultative Group

logoImproving health of people in need by enhancing zinc nutrition.

IZiNCG is an international group whose primary objectives are to promote and assist efforts to reduce global zinc deficiency, with particular emphasis on the most vulnerable populations of low-income countries.

How to help

IZiNCG relies on the financial generosity of organizations, foundations, and individuals to support its activities around the world. There are many ways you can contribute. Please contact us, if you would like to make a cash donation.

Contact us

IZiNCG Secretariat
Program in International and Community Nutrition
Department of Nutrition
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
USA

Contact IZiNCG

News

IZiNCG's practical tips on collecting blood in the field for assessment of plasma zinc concentration

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WHO launches the e-library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA)

link to eLENA

World map of nutritional stunting rate

National stunting rate indicates risk of zinc deficiency - for more information go to: link to world map

The Prince Mahidol Award recognizes the importance of zinc in public health

More information

Time to re-assess the recommended upper level for zinc?
IZiNCG Symposium at II WCPHN 2010

Presentations now available: view slides

Implementing Zinc Intervention Programs
IZiNCG Satellite Session at Micronutrient Forum 2009

Presentations now available: view slides

Systematic reviews of zinc intervention strategies, 2nd IZiNCG Technical Document

Reviews on current information on the intervention strategies that have been developed to enhance zinc nutrition and control zinc deficiency.

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The Lancet's Nutrition Series

The new Lancet's Nutrition Series conclude that zinc deficiency together with vitamin A deficiency have by far the largest remaining disease burden among the micronutrients considered.

link to website on The Lancet’s Nutrition Series

IZiNCG technical briefs

Brief summaries of recommended methods for assessing and improving zinc status now available

WHO releases new Child Growth Standards

Standards confirm that all children worldwide have the potential to grow the same

link to WHO child growth standards

WHO guidelines on diarrhea treatment now include zinc supplementation

WHO / UNICEF joint statement

link to WHO / UNICEF joint statement