Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI)

Institut des Caraïbes pour l'alimentation et la nutrition
Instituto de Alimentación y Nutrición del Caribe

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URL: http://new.paho.org/cfni/

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Founded

1967-01 Jamaica

History

Jan 1967, Jamaica, for 5-years, on agreement between: the Governments of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago; E-XE3060 - Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); B-XB0971 - FAO; F-XF7988 - University of the West Indies (UWI). Original agreement replaced, 1972, by one of indefinite duration. A specialized centre of PAHO/WHO. Together with H-XE0054 - Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC), H-XE9766 - Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC), H-XE1652 - Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI) and H-XF9935 - CARPHA Drug Testing Laboratory (CRDTL), replaced by E-XJ1503 - Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Jul 2011.

Aims

Forge a regional approach to solving nutrition problems of the Caribbean; attain household food security and achieve optimal nutritional status for all people of the Caribbean; cooperate with member countries to to describe, manage and prevent key nutritional problems, to increase their capacity in providing effective nutritional services and to enhance people's quality of life by promoting good nutrition and healthy lifestyle and living standards.

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Structure

Policy Advisory Committee (meets periodically), comprising: Director (ex-officio Secretary), Chairman of Scientific Advisory Committee, one nominee of the Vice-Chancellor of UWI, delegates from PAHO, FAO and D-XD4579 - Caribbean Community (CARICOM), 3 delegates from Health and one from Agriculture ministry of each member government, observers from support organizations. Scientific Advisory Committee of technical experts in the field, comprising: 2 delegates from Health and one from Agriculture ministry of each member government, one nominee of UWI, one nominee of the University of Guyana, 3 representatives of PAHO, one observer each from H-XE9766 - Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) and 2 from Caribbean Community Secretariat. Administered by PAHO.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

XD0213

Last News

2011

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