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UNU programme on food and nutrition for human and social development

Programme Coordinating Office

Harvard Center for Population Studies
9 Bow St., Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Telephone: (617) 495-0417. Fax: (617) 495-5418
Telex: 92 1496. E-Mail: UNUCPO@HARVARDA.BITNET
Programme Director: Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw
Associate Programme Director: Dr. Guillermo Herrera
Programme Assistant: Ms. Edwina B. Murray
Secretary: Mr. Carl Belfatti

At the UNU Centre, Tokyo:
Training and Fellowship Officer: Dr. Abraham Besrat


Associated institutions


Other cooperating organizations

Through the British Council:

Through CFTRI:

Through IATA:

Through Cambridge Programme office:

Through INCAP:

Through KAIST:

Through NCP:

Through NFRI:

Through NINI:

Through USP:

Through UWI:

Direct cooperative relationship:

International scientific unions:

The United Nations system:

The University is represented on the Sub-committee on Nutrition (SCN) of the United Nations Administrative Committee on Coordination.


Research networks

Chronic energy deficiency

Iron-deficiency anaemia


Rapid assessment procedures for nutrition and primary health care-Anthropological approaches to improving programme effectiveness

Cooperating investigators and advisers:


International Network of Food Data Systems (INFOODS)

Regional liaison groups:

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