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Save the Children - Emergency Health and Nutrition Toolkit

Author: Save the Children (US) & CDC
Resource type: Training

Find online at: www.savethechildren.org/publications/technical-resources/emergency-health-and-nutrition/index.html

Designed as a capacity building resource, the toolkit can be used for training on individual topics, full modules, or as a comprehensive 5-day course on health and nutrition in emergencies. Within the toolkit, you will find six modules: Introduction to the Emergency Context; Save the Children Emergency Preparedness and Response; Assessment Tools; Child Health; Infant and Child Nutrition; and Reproductive and Newborn Health. Contributing to each module, individual sessions are composed of each of the following:

Overview and Facilitation Notes
Provides an overview of what is presented in the training session and includes instructions for conducting the session, including timing, special instructions for group work, needs for visual aids and demonstrations, and recommended resources related to each topic.

Issue Summary Sheet
A one-page snapshot of each issue with basic facts, case definitions, and issue-specific information on preparedness, response, surveillance and working with the community.

PowerPoint Presentation
In-depth technical presentation on each issue with particular focus on differences between and special considerations of emergency and development settings. Each presentation includes slide-specific facilitation guidance in the notes section of the slides.

Case Study
In some sessions, a case study exercise is incorporated, enabling participants to take the skills they have learned during the presentation and apply them to a real-life simulation.

Related Resources
A list of recommended topic-specific resources is included at the bottom of each Overview/Facilitation Notes to better educate the presenter or participants on the topic at hand.  Additional resources are available in the Resource Library.

Please note, the content of this toolkit has been developed specifically for Save the Children's health and nutrition staff and often references Save the Children's programs.  However, much of the technical content and training modules can be adapted to meet the capacity building needs of other organizations and individuals.

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Save the Children (US) & CDC (2008). Save the Children - Emergency Health and Nutrition Toolkit. www.ennonline.net/scemergencynutritiontoolkit