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Harmonised Training Package: Version 2 nears completion

The Harmonised Training Package (HTP) is a resource package of 21 modules containing technical information, training exercises and a resource list on nutrition in emergencies. It is designed to aid course development and individual learning. The HTP is recognised by the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) and its member agencies as a key resource.

HTP Version 1 (2008) was developed in a GNC initiative, led by NutritionWorks in collaboration with the GNC core team and member agencies and involving individual, agency and academic experts. The HTP Version 2 update (2011) was undertaken in ENN/NutritionWorks collaboration as a contribution to the GNC effort, to reflect the latest NiE technical developments. The same editorial process and stakeholder involvement was used. HTP Version 2.0 funded by the US Office for Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to the ENN.

See below for the list of version 2 modules now available (August 2011). All 21 modules will be available by September 2011. Each module is available in word and a print friendly pdf version.

Version 2 HTP modules now available

Section 1: Introduction and concepts

Module 1: Introduction to nutrition in emergencies
Module 2: The humanitarian system: roles, responsibilities and coordination
Module 3: Understanding malnutrition
Module 4: Micronutrient malnutrition
Module 5: Causes of malnutrition

Section 2: Nutrition needs assessment and analysis

Module 6: Measuring malnutrition: individual assessment
Module 7: Measuring malnutrition: population assessment
Module 8: Health assessment and the link with nutrition
Module 9: Food security assessment and the link with nutrition
Module 10: Nutrition information and surveillance systems

Section 3: Interventions to prevent and treat malnutrition

Module 11: General food distribution
Module 12: Management of moderate acute malnutrition
Module 13: Management of severe acute malnutrition
Module 14: Micronutrient interventions
Module 15: Health interventions
Module 16: Livelihoods interventions
Module 17: Infant and young child feeding (due end of August 2011)
Module 18: HIV/AIDS and nutrition
Module 19: Working with communities in emergencies

Section 4: Monitoring, evaluation and accountability

Module 20: Monitoring and evaluation
Module 21: Humanitarian standards and accountability

The HTP modules and the associated resources are hosted at the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition website, http://www.unscn.org/en/gnc_htp/
The modules are also available in the ENN online library, www.ennonline.net/resources

For more information on the HTP update, contact Carmel Dolan, Senior Partner at NutritionWorks, email: cmadolan@aol.com

HTP version 2 CDs will be produced by the ENN in September. If you would like to receive copies (we welcome bulk CD requests) and if you have any suggestions on how and where to target the HTP modules, contact Marie McGrath, ENN: marie@ennonline.net

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