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Dr. Francesco Branca

Director, Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, World Health Organization


Francesco Branca is the Director of the Department of Nutrition and Food Safety in the World Health Organization, Geneva.

During his tenure, WHO has developed a WHO Nutrition strategy, established a new nutrition guideline development process and has developed a Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition with six global targets. He has been leading the preparation of the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition and the Secretariat of the Decade of Action on Nutrition.

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