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Event: 'Nutritional Management Of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM): A Capacity Building Workshop' Print
  Workshop
Date: Monday, September 11, 2017 At 09:00 AM
Duration: 4 Days 1 Hour

September 11 – 15, 2017 (Monday to Friday)

Last date of registration – August 28, 2017

About the course

India currently has one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. More than half of all death in children in India is attributed to malnutrition. In order to address this “not so silent” emergency, nutrition has received renewed attention by all stakeholders of the country particularly at the highest level of policy making. The workshop on “Nutritional Management of Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)” aims at enabling the participants develop technical competencies in nutrition service delivery targeted towards children with undernutrition at the facility as well as the community level. The workshop will focus on core principles of pediatric nutrition with key focus on infant and young child feeding practices, growth monitoring and promotion, community and facility based management of children with SAM and principles of behaviour change communication in providing effective nutrition education to the care givers for long term management.

Contents

  • General principles of child nutrition and nutritional requirements in infancy and childhood.
  • Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices
  • Principles of Behaviour Change Communication (BCC)
  • Nutrition education and counselling
  • Assessment of nutritional status, growth monitoring and promotion, hands-on session on growth monitoring
  • Child undernutrition: screening, detection and referral
  • Facility based management of severe acute malnutrition
  • Community based management of severe acute malnutrition
  • Applying principles of nutrition education and BCC for planning counselling sessions, follow up and compliance

Who should attend?

    This workshop is recommended for
  • program functionaries of ICDS
  • functionaries at the NRCs, MTCs and CDCs including pediatricians, ANMs and nutrition counselors
  • nutrition educators, general pediatricians and dietitians

Registration Fee

Indian National:10000 INR per participant
International Participant: 20000 INR per participant

The registration fee includes course kit, lunch and snacks. Please note that the participants will have to bear their own travel, boarding and lodging expenses. However, the organizers will be able to provide a list of hotels or guesthouses near the institute upon request.

Key Resource Faculty

The workshop will be led by Dr Suparna Ghosh-Jerath who is nutritionist and works actively in the area of maternal and child health nutrition. She is actively involved in teaching public health nutrition at IIPH-Delhi and conducting research in core area of maternal and child health nutrition among the vulnerable communities like urban slum dwellers and tribal communities. She also works in the area of food and nutrition policies for prevention of chronic diseases in India.

The other visiting faculties include pediatric nutritionists, pediatricians and experts in nutritional biochemistry, who are engaged in training and providing nutritional care to undernourished children and health communication experts.

Interested participants may email their completed registration form at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and submit the fee by E-transfer OR by Demand Draft in favor of “Public Health Foundation of India” payable Delhi and dispatch to the address: Ms. Tanuja Bhandari, Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi, Plot 47, Sector 44, Institutional Area, Near HUDA City Centre metro station, Gurgaon – 122002, Haryana. Bank details for E-transfer will be shared upon request. We do not accept cash.

International participants are requested to submit the fee only by E-transfer.

How to submit the fee?

Please submit the fee by E-transfer OR by Demand Draft in favor of “Public Health Foundation of India” payable Delhi and dispatch to the address: Ms. Tanuja Bhandari, Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi, Plot 47, Sector 44, Institutional Area, Near HUDA City Centre metro station, Gurgaon – 122002, Haryana. Bank details for E-transfer will be shared upon request. We do not accept cash.


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