evidence-based blog of Filippo Dibari

Do you wish to get a training in nutrition in emergencies?

In Under-nutrition on May 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm

“Malnutrition is not an inevitable consequence of humanitarian disasters. We know how it can be prevented and how to treat it. What we urgently need are enough people with the expertise to make sure that malnutrition is effectively controlled in every emergency.

“Are you interested in learning how to protect the nutrition of populations affected by humanitarian disasters? Do you want to develop the skills to deliver the wide range of interventions needed to prevent and treat malnutrition in emergencies? Are you a food security specialist who would like to be better equipped to support nutrition responses, a health manager who simply wants to understand more about emergency nutrition, or a newly qualified nutritionist who wants to develop skills in emergency nutrition programming?

Did you answer yes? This is your chance. Download the Emergency in Nutrition leaflet here and visit the web site of the three organizing institutions.

“The course is designed for both nutritionists and non-nutritionists working in relevant sectors (e.g. food security, health, logistics). The course will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 8 to 19 October 2012 and will cost US$2,575 (which includes course fee, daily meeting package with lunch and refreshments, non-refundable registration fee of US$250, training kit and all course materials as well as training materials and a very intensive 11-day course).  Accommodation is not included in the fee. The taught elements include:

  • Assessments, surveys and surveillance
  • Food security and food assistance
  • Micronutrient interventions
  • Management of acute malnutrition
  • Infant and young child feeding in emergencies”
  1. Another short course of this kind is available in UK this year. Click on http://2009.westminster.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/scholarships/other/short-course-nutrition-in-emergencies

    Cheers. Fil

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