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Nutrition in Emergencies course

Nutrition in Emergencies is an intensive five day course designed to introduce participants to the best practice in the sector. The aim of the course is to give participants an overview of nutrition in humanitarian emergencies, including the types of malnutrition, both direct and underlying causes of malnutrition, how malnutrition is measured, and common nutritional interventions.

Date: 2 - 6 July 2012
Fee: £700

Learning outcomes: by the end of the course you will able to:

  • Identify different types of malnutrition including micronutrient deficiencies
  • Draw on a common conceptual framework for the causes of malnutrition
  • Define food security and outline various ways of measuring it
  • Outline some frequently used methods for measuring food security
  • Understand the complexity and utility of anthropometric nutrition surveys
  • Consider a range of interventions and be able to discuss their effectiveness, including community based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), cash and vouchers and general ration distribution.
  • Have perspective on the global significance and impact of undernutrition

Our trainers and facilitators are all experienced in the humanitarian sector and the course is run by the Centre for Public Health Nutrition, University of Westminster - a member of the Global Nutrition Cluster capacity development working group.

For an application form, please click here or email: the Short Course Administrator at LSRegistry@westminster.ac.uk

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