Tuesday, 28 June 2011

NIE Short Course in Thailand

Congratulations to the participants of the first Professional Short in Nutrition in Emergencies course held in Asia as part of the NIE regional training project! The course was hosted by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, in collaboration with UCL Centre for International Health and Development, and was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from the 23rd May to the 2nd June. 
Twenty-eight people from 18 different countries attended the 10-day course that covered the essentials of NIE, including assessments, food assistance, infant and young child feeding in emergencies, micronutrient interventions and emergency preparedness. As always, this intensive course culminated with an emergency simulation exercise set in the fictional country Toivoland, during which participants coped admirably with rising temperatures and government bureaucracy. 

 We would like to thank all the people who made the course a success. If you would like to see more photos from the course please visit our Face Book page.