Disasters like droughts, floods and wars lead to acute and chronic health problems, especially malnutrition. During emergencies, large numbers of affected and displaced people depend on external assistance, at least in the acute phase of disasters. Governments, NGOs and UN agencies all provide nutritional support to these people at one time or another.
However, without the necessary knowledge and skills to manage such situations, this support has poor output. The course highlights the essential concepts of food and nutrition and provides the students with essential knowledge and skills to deal with nutrition in disastrous situations.
By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
Understand food and nutrition threats pertaining to disasters in order to predict and lessen their impacts
Recognize the food supply chain and appropriate food rations in emergency
Diagnose the types of malnutrition
Conduct rapid nutritional assessment
Design nutrition interventions in emergency
Promote the importance of breast-feeding during emergency
Training delivery methods:
Introduction to Food and Nutrition.
Micronutrient Deficiencies Diseases.
Analyzing Nutritional Problems.
Measuring Nutritional Status.
Nutritional Status Assessment.
Rapid Nutritional Assessment in Emergencies.
Food Security and Nutrition: Basics and Tools.
Nutrition Interventions Across Sectors.
Selective Feeding Programs.
Duration:30 Learning Hours
Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Successful Completion.
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