Malnutrition is responsible for approximately 45% of deaths among children under five years globally and especially in developing countries. Nutritionists, public health nutritionist, clinicians and nurses that focus or have interest in improving nutritional status of susceptible groups and the general population in affected or vulnerable communities and societies will gain essential knowledge and skills for effective planning, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition interventions. Emphasis will be placed on widely adapted community based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) methodology and promotion of infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF) using the mother care group model. Methods of integrating CMAM and IYCF into existing or functional national healthcare system will be explicated with special touch by practitioners on how NGOs staff can succeed in community involvement and participation in planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition interventions.
Public health professionals
Social scientists with interest in nutrition project development and management.