Nutrition in emergencies has two broad objectives: preventing deaths and protecting peoples’ right to nutrition. When disaster strikes, people who are already malnourished before the emergency are more vulnerable to illness and death. The communities affected by the emergency are also at risk of malnutrition because of lack of food or only access to inadequate food and water, poor sanitation and lack of access to health services. This training will prepare the participants in nutrition emergencies with the theme to: Prepare for emergencies to prevent hunger and malnutrition.
This course covers basic concepts of GIS under nutrition and response in emergencies, individual assessment and micronutrients. The course aims to inform the public about the importance of preparedness during emergencies, how to respond and what recovery measures can be taken to prevent death and the worsening of malnutrition of affected populations. This training will also strengthen the technical knowledge of individuals working in or aspiring to work in emergency nutrition.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course is designed for people working or aspiring to work in emergency nutrition, project coordinators in nutrition implementing agency or academic institution
Understand what GIS is and its application to communicate nutrition emergency and response
Understand basic concepts of nutrition; define types of nutrients; and understand types and forms of under nutrition.
Explain what anthropometry is; explain under nutrition and how it is assessed; understand how to measure weight, height and MUAC in young children;
Indicate minimum international standards for micronutrients in emergencies; and recognize the types and causes of micronutrient deficiency diseases in developing countries and emergency situations.
Understand the importance of safe and appropriate feeding in saving infants and young children lives, be aware of the dangers of artificial feeding, and of the risks of not breastfeeding in an emergency,
Know what IFE is.
MODULE 1: Introduction
Introduction to GIS concepts and terminologies in the context of nutrition preparedness in emergency
Introduction to spatial information
Introduction to GIS software
Working with GIS software
GIS data sources, data collection and integration techniques for Nutrition preparedness
Mapping Nutrition preparedness in emergency using GIS
MODULE 2: Basic Concept in Nutrition in Emergency
Why care about nutrition?
Types of under nutrition: growth failure
Types of under nutrition: micronutrient deficiencies
Causes and most vulnerable to under nutrition
Response to nutrition in emergencies
MODULE 3: Anthropometry and its Use
Measuring Under nutrition in Individuals
Measuring length and height
Measuring Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC)
Nutritional indices and reference standards
Measuring infants, adults and adolescents
MODULE 4: Micronutrients
Review of micronutrients
Assessing micronutrient deficiencies in emergencies
Calculating nutrient content of rations
Preventing micronutrient deficiencies
Policies and guidelines on Micronutrients
MODULE 5: Infant Feeding in Emergency (IFE)
Why IFE Matters
Infant feeding in the context of HIV
Key global initiatives on IFE
Common concerns about breastfeeding
The importance of complementary feeding in emergencies
Policy, coordination, training and communication
Technical interventions on IFE
Preventing and handling donations in emergencies
Handling milk and milk products in emergencies
This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of4participants. You can have it delivered in ourIRES Training Centreor at a convenient location.
Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Institute (IRES) admission criteria.
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.
All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.
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