Including Nutrition Commodities on Global and National Medicines Lists: Case Examples and Country Experiences

November 9, 2022 - November 9, 2022

The Nutrition and Commodities subgroups of the Child Health Task Force hosted a webinar to discuss the process for including nutrition commodities in the WHO Essential Medicines List (EML) using multiple micronutrient powders (MNPs) as a case example. Representatives from Malawi and India governments/partners who support them also shared their experiences including food-based nutrition commodities in their national medicines lists and the implications of this on the children who need it the most using ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) as an example.


  • Jorge Mazuze, Nutrition Supply Chain Strengthening Consultant, UNICEF's West and Central Africa Regional Office, Dakar
  • Sylvester Kathumba, Principal Nutritionist, Ministry of Health, Republic of Malawi
  • Pawankumar Patil, Technical Director, Action Against Hunger, India