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Nutrition in emergencies training

7-11 September 2009, UK

This intensive week-long training course at the Centre for Public Health Nutrition, University of Westminster, London, provides an overview of current best practice in nutrition in emergencies.

The course is aimed at staff of UN agencies, NGOs and Ministry of Health who work in countries that are regularly affected by emergencies. Health workers, nutritionists, doctors, nurses and field programme managers are encouraged to apply. It is particularly suitable for people who wish to consolidate their knowledge and experience of working overseas and who are keen to learn from each other. Those with limited experience may also benefit from the course as no formal academic qualifications are required for entry.

The topics studied will include a general review of the different types of malnutrition, their direct and underlying causes, how malnutrition is measured, and common nutritional interventions. Issues addressed include the measurement of malnutrition, food security, supplementary and therapeutic feeding programmes, community based care, infant feeding in emergencies and anthropometric surveys.

The course fee is £650 and university accommodation is available.

There are two full scholarships available for those from developing countries. For further information visit
Applications must be sent direct to the Scholarships department.

To request a paper application form or for further information, contact: Admissions and Marketing Office, University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7911 5883, email:

To discuss the course content, contact Kate Godden, Senior Lecturer, email:

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Nutrition in emergencies training. Field Exchange 36, July 2009. p18.



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