Chronic undernutrition affects nearly 200 million children in low and middle income countries, with vitamin and mineral deficiencies affecting many more, and there is strong evidence that undernutrition is associated with up to 35% of all child deaths globally. This free, online training module has been designed to explore the complicated problem of undernutrition, highlight its multi-sectoral causes and identify potential programmatic solutions.
There are seventeen sessions in the module. The first four sessions cover topics to assist a working knowledge of nutrition in development. The remaining fourteen sessions focus on nutrition as it relates to the health, humanitarian, livelihoods and social development sectors. Each session should take approximately 3 hours to complete including reading time. A brief quiz at the end of each session aims to test understanding of the material covered.