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Training course on Child Growth Assessment


Published in : 2006

Available in : English

This course has been designed for health care providers who measure and assess the growth of children or supervise these activities. It teaches the skills and knowledge needed to measure the weight and length/height of children; plot and interpret growth measurements; and counsel mothers about growth and feeding. Course participants may include paediatricians, family practice physicians, nurses, clinical officers, health assistants, and nutritionists working in the public and private sectors. The core of the course includes three instructional modules intended to be completed in sequence, for example, in a 3.5-day training session.

Documents :
Introduction (PDF, 409.12Kb)
Measuring a child's growth (PDF, 755.57Kb)
Interpreting growth indicators (PDF, 875.37Kb)
Counselling on growth and feeding (PDF, 841.82Kb)
Photo booklet (PDF, 585.56Kb)
Answer sheets (PDF, 639.28Kb)
Facilitator guide (PDF, 1.03Mb)
Course director guide (PDF, 2.80Mb)
Boy's growth record (PDF, 452.93Kb)
Girl's growth record (PDF, 463.75Kb)

Originally posted at : WHO Training material

This resource is listed under:

Themes : Emergency, general, Nutrition assessments and M&E, general, Nutrition planning, policy and programme, general, Nutrition training and capacity development, general, Undernutrition, general, Anthropometry, Assessments and Monitoring, Demographic, Growth standards, HTP module 06, Monitoring and evaluation, Monitoring and evaluation, MUAC, MUAC, Nutrition training modules, Programmes, Rapid Assessments, Sampling, Stunting, Underweight, Wasting

Resource types : Training material