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close this book Community Nutrition Action for Child Survival
View the document Table of contents
View the document Introduction
View the document How to use community nutrition action for child survival
close this folder Part I - Community nutrition problems and interventions
close this folder Unit 1 - The nutrition of women and children
View the document Session 1: What is malnutrition?
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View the document Session 4: Community nutrition action for child survival
close this folder Unit 2: Measuring and monitoring growth in young children
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View the document Session 6: Counseling, referral and follow-up of malnourished children
close this folder Unit 3: PROMOTING BREASTFEEDING
View the document Session 1: The importance of breastfeeding
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close this folder Unit 5: Preventing diarrhea
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close this folder Unit 7: Family planning and nutrition
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View the document Session 1: Conducting a community nutrition mini-survey
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close this folder Unit 4: Planning nutrition action projects
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close this folder Unit 1: Training community nutrition workers
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close this folder Unit 3 - Supervising community nutrition activities
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Introduction

 

Community Nutrition Action for Child Survival is designed for use with managers of community-based nutrition programs. The training modules included in this manual were produced and field-tested by The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) in conjunction with its Nutrition Management Training Project, a special project providing focused technical assistance and project support to CEDPA training graduates. Module production and the activities of CEDPA's Nutrition Management Training Project are funded under Grant DAN 1010-G-SS-1033-00 from the Office of Nutrition, Agency for International Development.

The Centre for Development and Population Activities, incorporated in 1975, is a private, non-profit organization that provides management training and technical assistance to managers of family planning, health and development programs in the Third World. To this end, CEDPA conducts two workshop series annually in Washington, D.C.; "Women in Management: Planning and Management of Service Delivery Programs in Family Planning, Health and Development," and "Supervision and Evaluation as Management Tools." In addition, CEDPA works through its worldwide network of alumni to conduct in-country training programs that lead to the development and implementation of innovative community service delivery programs.

Following this model, CEDPA's Nutrition Management Training Project provides training and technical assistance specifically to CEDPA alumni who have the potential to develop, expand or improve community nutrition programs in their own countries. Project assistance includes funding and technical input for nutrition training workshops, as well as follow-up technical assistance and funding for innovative demonstration projects.

Since the program began in 1981, CEDPA has provided nutrition management assistance to program managers in Kenya, Nepal, Indonesia and Senegal. The materials contained in this volume were developed and field-tested during the course of training and technical assistance in each of these countries.

CEDPA wishes to acknowledge the invaluable contribution made by our counterpart organizations and field resource experts to the production and field-testing of these training modules. It is through their input and feedback that CEDPA is able to present this volume for adaptation and use by other managers and organizations. Individuals and organizations contributing to this effort have included:

Kenya

*Elvina Mutua, Tototo Home Industries

*Louisa Owiti, YWCA

*Elizabeth Agina, NCCK

 

Benter Shako, Ministry of Health

 

Matilda Nyoka, Ministry of Health

 

*Mary Mwamodo, Family Planning Association of

Kenya

*Jane Kirui, Appropriate Technology Advisory

Committee

*Margaret Thuo, Family Life Training Programme

 

Hanne Thorup, DANIDA

Nepal

*Rani Urvashi Shah, Family Planning Association

 

*Mana Rana, Family Planning Association

 

*Lalita Upadhyay, Family Planning Association

 

Gopal Nakami, Family Planning Association

 

Bhim Sharma, Family Planning Association

 

Dr. David Nabarro, Save the Children, U.K.

 

Dr. Susie Graham-Jones, Save the Children, U.K.

 

Nalini Sakya, United Missions to Nepal

 

Dr. Sabrita Pahari, Ministry of Health

Indonesia

*Dr. Nafsiah Mboi, PKK and Ministry of Health, Province

NTT

 
 

Emma Wibowo, Yayasan Indonesia Sejhatera Solo

 

Karen Huston-Smith, USAID Consultant

 

Dr. Hermana, Bogor Food and Nutrition Research Institute

Senegal

*Marie Therese Boye, Association of Midwives

 

*Awe Paye Gueye, ENDA

 

*Fatoumata Tandiang, Ministry of Social Development

 

*Oulimata Dia. Ministry of Education

 

Dr. Colonel Sy, Ministry of Public Health,

SANAS

 
 

Madame Albiss, Family Health Project

 

Khady Dieng, ORANA

(*Graduates of CEDPA's Washington training program.)

CEDPA also wishes to acknowledge the support and guidance from the Office of Nutrition, Agency for International Development. Special thanks to Dr. Martin J. Forman, Director, and Nutrition Advisors Dr. Chloe O'Gara and Dr. Tina Sanghvi.

Development and field-testing of Community Nutrition Action for Child Survival was coordinated by CEDPA Nutrition/Health Coordinator Pat Taylor. Ellen Dreyer was responsible for editing the manual.