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Malnutrition, is a major contributing factor towards increased morbidity and mortality worldwide. It has been estimated that nearly 45% of deaths in children under 5 years of age can be attributed to inadequate nutrition. According to experts, investments in nutrition have a high benefit-cost ratio of 16 to 1.
The course provides information about what defines good nutrition, common nutritional deficiencies, the extent of malnutrition in various population groups, vulnerable demographic groups, causes of malnutrition and undernutrition, and tools and strategies for the measurement of these factors.
This course has been adapted from Global Health eLearning (GHeL) Center under a creative commons license and modified according to prevailing trends in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).
This self-paced course has been designed in a manner that enhances understanding of the core concepts and provides easy to access learning materials. The course uses a range of study material such as pre-recorded videos, lecture slides, quizzes and assignments, and is developed by a team of dedicated health education experts.
Connect with other students through the discussion forum, where you can easily discuss the course or debate the ideas. Need more help? Your instructors are also available online to answer any questions you might have.
POLHN self-paced courses are recognised by Pacific Ministries of Health. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an official certificate. This certificate can be used for credit to gain CPD points.
|Average module length:||30 minutes|
|Total course time:||3-4 hours|
|Number of modules:||09|
|Institution:||World Health Organization|
|Name:||Pacific NCDs and Health Through the Life Course|
|Name:||POLHN IT Support Team|
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