Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Second NIE Short Course in Lebanon Finishes

Congratulations to the participants of the second Professional Short Course in Nutrition in Emergencies held in Lebanon as part of the NIE Regional Training Initiative! The course was run by the American University of Beirut, in collaboration with UCL Centre for International Health and Development, and was held in Beirut and at the Agricultural Research and Education Centre in the Bekaa, from the 4th to the 15th June. 

Twenty-four people from 15 different countries attended the 11-day course that covered the essentials of NIE, including assessments, food assistance, infant and young child feeding in emergencies, micronutrient interventions and emergency preparedness. The course contained a regional focus and was particularly timely given the ongoing crises in neighbouring countries. The course culminated with an emergency simulation exercise set in the fictional country Toivoland, during which participants faced a range of challenges including conflict, government bureaucracy, and a deteriorating nutritional situation. 

We would like to thank all the people who made the course a success. We will be posting more photos from the course on our facebook page in the next few days.