NTS012: Community-Led WASH and Nutrition Programming

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Session 1 – Date: 7th September – 11th September 2021 (1 Weeks)

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

About the course

Nutrition is a key aspect in our day to day life. Sanitation related diseases affect the nutrition status of both children and adults which may consequently lead to morbidity and mortality particularly for children and lactating mothers, yet these conditions can be managed through appropriate nutrition. Therefore, addressing challenges of nutrition, food sanitation and hygiene are key components for a healthy community. Further, in emergencies, addressing both nutrition and sanitation iskey in managing the situation since they complement each other.

The course is designed to equip the participants with knowledge on how to manage WASH related diseases nutritionally.The module provides programing skills on WASH and nutrition. The design of the module is not only to focus on increased access to water and sanitation services, but also access to proper and adequate nutrition.Site exposure visits for practical learning is covered to give first hand practical experiences.

Course Objectives

  1. To equip the participants with knowledge and skills on how to manage WASH related diseases nutritionally.
  2. To enable the participants be able to improvenutrition provision in combating WASH related risks.
  3. Be able to appreciate the complimentary role of WASH and nutrition
  4. Be able to design WASH and nutrition program that takes advantage of the water supply and human waste re-cycling
  5. Be able to demonstrate that the benefits of WASH and nutrition programming far outweighs the extra resources deployed.

Who can benefit from this course?

Government agencies in charge of managing WASH and Nutrition emergencies; development workers who plan and manage community-based WASH and nutrition programs, in NGOs and UN Agencies; and professionals working in the field of nutrition, health workers in hospitals; managers in sanitation projects and WASH experts.

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