Wednesday 9 July 2014

A Condensed Professional Short Course on Nutrition in Emergencies Runs in Lebanon

The 7th regional Professional Short Course in Nutrition in Emergencies was run by the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon, from 7-18 June, 2014. Due to the ongoing emergency in the Syria region, this was a specially adapted course, designed to meet the need to train participants in a shorter time and larger numbers. The course was designed in close consultation with UNICEF, who also sponsored it.

Congratulations to the thirty five participants who successfully completed the 9 days of training. Eight participants were from UNICEF and local NGOs in Syria, and the remaining were from Lebanon and came from various international as well as local institutions: UNICEF-Lebanon, World Food Programme, UNRWA, International Orthodox Christian Charities, Action Contre la Faim-Spain, Relief International, The Association of Volunteers in International Service-USA, UNHCR, The Lebanese Red Cross Health Center (Chieh), Imam Sadr Foundation Health Center (Chehabieh), Amel Association (Bazourieh),and Save the Children.

The course took place over 9 days, with 7 days of classroom based learning and 2 days of field exercises, including an emergency simulation.

More photos from course will be posted soon on the NIERTI facebook page.