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Toolkit for addressing nutrition in emergency situations


Published in : 2008

Available in : English

The toolkit is intended as an easy-to-use field guide that outlines the key basic interventions for nutritional support to individuals and groups during an emergency situation. In most emergencies, we focus on two key aspects: risk assessment and risk management. This toolkit focuses on risk management. What it takes to ensure that emergency needs are met with tools and approaches representing the current thinking in nutrition. The toolkit does not provide information on measuring nutritional status, rapid assessments, needs assessments, early warning or evaluating interventions.


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Originally posted at : Relief Web


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Themes: Breastfeeding, general, Complementary feeding, general, Emergency, general, Household Food Security and community nutrition, general, Micronutrients, general, Nutrition and food systems, general, Nutrition and health/disease, general, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS, general, Nutrition and human rights, general, Nutrition assessments and M&E, general, Nutrition planning, policy and programme, general, Undernutrition, general, Vulnerable groups, general, Breastfeeding counseling, Breastfeeding counseling, Community therapeutic care, Community therapeutic care, Diarrhoea, Exclusive breastfeeding, Food Aid, Food Aid, Food chain, food production and processing, Food composition and products, Food Rations, Food safety, Food Security and Livelihoods , HIV / AIDS affected communities, HIV / AIDS affected communities, HTP module 17, Hygiene, water and sanitation, Infant feeding in emergencies, Infant formula / BMS, Infant, Young Child Feeding, Infections, International Code of Marketing of BMS, Malaria, Maternal and child health, Micronutrient deficiencies, Micronutrient deficiencies, Micronutrient Supplementation, Micronutrient Supplementation, Micronutrient Supplementation, MUAC, MUAC, Nutritional management in HIV / AIDS, Nutritional management in HIV / AIDS, PMTCT, PMTCT, PMTCT, Right to food, Right to health, Stunting, Therapeutic feeding, RUF/RUTF, Therapeutic feeding, RUF/RUTF, Treatment of severe acute malnutrition, Treatment of severe acute malnutrition, Underweight, Vitamin A / Night blindness, Wasting, Zinc


Resource types: Assessments, surveys and indicators, Operational guidance: Programme and implementation, Tools and toolkits, Training material


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