Emergency Nutrition Assessment Guidelines for field workers
SC UK have just produced a new publication entitled 'Emergency Nutrition Assessment - Guidelines for field workers'. These guidelines offer straightforward, step-by-step guidance on how to carry out a nutrition assessment.
Emergency Nutrition Assessment starts by looking at how to assess potential causes of malnutrition in emergencies. This is followed by practical guidance on how to conduct field surveys on the prevalence of malnutrition and the rate of mortality among under-fives; and how to interpret the findings and present your recommendations. A separate section looks at how to measure feeding programme coverage.
Software tools for use in designing and analysing findings are included on an accompanying CDRom, which also contains key supporting texts on nutrition assessment.
(Emergency Nutrition Assessment is available for sale from NBN International Tel: 01752 202301, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.savethechildren.org.uk/publications)
Taken from Field Exchange Issue 24, March 2005