Training

Training courses and materials on malnutrition have been compiled by different organisations to equip policy makers and implementers. Read below to find out more.

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Online training courses

Our eLearning courses are available from our Electronic Learning Website.

Managing severe malnutrition: training course for nurses (2007)

This course was developed by the IMTF and Muhimbili National Hospital, supported by WHO Tanzania, Paediatric Association of Tanzania (PAT) and Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC). The course is based on training materials produced by Ann Ashworth, Thandi Puoane, David Sanders and Claire Schofield. It is a 10-hour course designed for nurses and nurse assistants in Tanzania. The course is very interactive and includes group discussions and activities.

Managing severe malnutrition: training course for doctors (2007)

This course was developed by the IMTF, supported by WHO Tanzania, Paediatric Association of Tanzania (PAT) and Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC). The course is based on the ‘WHO Training Course on the Management of Severe Malnutrition’ (2002) and the Tanzanian national guidelines on the management of acute malnutrition. It is a 13- hour course designed for doctors and clinical officers in Tanzania. The course is based around 7 power-point/ OHP presentations and individual and group exercises.

More training materials

Several other high quality training courses have been developed by international organsiations. Click on the links to the different organisations to find out how you can get hold of copies.

Improving the management of severe malnutrition, by Ashworth, Schofield, Puoane and Sanders

300 page training guide for those running training workshops. Explains how to plan a workshop and contains course materials, handouts and transparencies that participants can use to train their own staff, especially nurses. Available in English from LSHTM, UWC and TALC

Topics in international health: nutrition, by Wellcome Trust

CD-ROM of 12 tutorials that covers ‘protein-energy malnutrition’ and major micronutrient deficiencies in the developing world, together with a summary of diet in relation to chronic disease worldwide. Available from Wellcome Trust

Training course on the management of severe malnutrition, by WHO (2002)

7 module training course that includes instructor and participant guides with exercises, photos and video clips, for a 3 day orientation course for instructors and a 6 day training course for senior health workers. Available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Arabic from WHO

Treatment of severely malnourished children, by Schofield, Ashworth and Burgess (2000)

Set of 24 teaching and learning slides for staff in health centres, hospitals and emergency feeding programmes. Available in English from TALC

Nutrition and HIV: A Training Manual for Nurses and Midwives

A Training Manual for Nurses and Midwives designed to provide materials that nursing school instructors can use to teach nursing students the knowledge and skills needed for nutrition care and support of PLHIV has been developed by FANTA-2 with the East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA-HC). While designed to be used for pre-service training, it can also be used or adapted for in-service training. Click this link to access the manual.

Nutrition and Care for People Living with HIV and AIDS: A Training Manual for Community and Home-based Care Providers

The Nutrition Care for People Living with HIV and AIDS: Training Manual for Community and Home-Based Care Providers Facilitators Guide and Participant Handouts developed by FANTA are designed to equip community and home-based care providers with sufficient knowledge and skills to provide nutrition care to PLHIV as part of ongoing services. The materials are designed for training providers who do not have extensive education or technical knowledge.

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Training courses on severe malnutrition management available through WHO

Please use this link for a list of training courses on severe malnutrition management available through WHO

Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition training

Training guide for Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition

The training guide is designed for health care managers and health care providers who manage, supervise and implement CMAM. This includes health care providers who are involved in health outreach activities, as well as MOH officials at the national, regional and district levels, health and nutrition program managers of NGOs and United Nations technical staff.

Click on this link to access this tool.

Integration of IYCF into CMAM

This training manual was jointly produced by ENN, IFE Core Group & collaborators

Integration of IYCF into CMAM – Facilitators Guide Download

Integration of IYCF into CMAM – Handouts Download

Nutrition in Emergencies training

UNICEF eLearning Course: Introduction to Nutrition in Emergencies- Basic Concepts

The course is based on key modules of the Harmonized Training Package, Resource Material for Training on Nutrition in Emergencies: The Harmonised Training Package. It is divided into 5 sections, each of which is divided into several lessons and mini-lessons. A lesson takes 40 minutes to complete and a mini-lesson takes 10 to 15 minutes.

There are knowledge based tests to be completed at the end of each module, comprising 15 questions and a pass rate of 80% is required for each test and for the emergency scenario assessment in order for the user to receive a certificate.

The course can be accessed through UNICEF at http://www2.unicef.org/nutrition/training/