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Mapping Nutrition Preparedness in Emergency Course

Location:
Indepth Research Services
Start Date:
February 19, 2018
End Date:
February 23, 2018
Time:
9:00am to 5:00pm

Description

Event: Mapping Nutrition Preparedness in Emergency Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 19th -23rd February 2018.

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INTRODUCTION
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.

DURATION
5 Days

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

OBJECTIVES
• 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.

COURSE CONTENT
• Introduction
• Basic Concept in Nutrition in Emergency
• Anthropometry and its Use
• Micronutrients
• Infant Feeding in Emergency (IFE)

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ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.
Email: [email protected]. Mob: +254 715 077 817 Tel: 020 211 3814

PAYMENT
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 12th February 2018.
Send proof of payment to [email protected].

Organizer

Indepth Research Services
Indepth Research Services (IRES) is an international training and consultancy organization with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. IRES offers a comprehensive portfolio of technical training and education services designed for individuals, and organizations working in the agriculture; climate change and environment; disaster management; education; food and nutrition; health; humanitarian relief; logistics and telecommunication; recovery and reconstruction; safety and security; water sanitation and hygiene sectors.
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