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Mapping Nutrition Preparedness in Emergency Course

Indepth Research Services
Start Date:
June 11, 2018
End Date:
June 15, 2018
9:00am to 5:00pm


Event: Mapping Nutrition Preparedness in Emergency Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya

Event Date: 11th – 15th June 2018.



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.

5 Days

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.

• Basic Concept in Nutrition in Emergency
• Anthropometry and its Use
• Infant Feeding in Emergency (IFE)
• Micronutrients
• Review of micronutrients
• Assessing micronutrient deficiencies in emergencies
• Calculating nutrient content of rations
• Preventing micronutrient deficiencies
• Policies and guidelines on Micronutrients

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For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817

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

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 4th June 2018.
Send proof of payment to [email protected]


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