STUDY BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT
International Medical Corps (IMC) has been working on nutrition in Chad, which ranks 185th on the 2014 Human Development Index , since 2004.
A SMART survey conducted in 2014 in the Abdi district (Ouaddai region) in eastern Chad determined that Abdi had some of the highest acute malnutrition rates (wasting) in the Sahel; 13.7% moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and 4% severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rates were recorded for children under 5 years old.
Contexte et objectifs de l’étude Link NCA
L’étude SMART de 2014 a montré des résultats alarmants concernant le district sanitaire d’Abdi.
En effet, un taux de malnutrition aiguë globale de 17,4% a été révélé, dont 4,0% de malnutrition aiguë sévère. Suite à cela, International Medical Corps a décidé de venir appuyer le Ministère de la Santé dans son programme de PCIMA.
Background on IYCF /CG project
IMC preventive nutrition project/IYCF with CG model started on November 2016
IMC uses the care group model, mass education, individual counseling, and community dialog for IYCF services
Key IYCF intervention areas:
Importance of early initiation of breastfeeding
Exclusive breastfeeding up to six months age
Complementary feeding for children 6-23 months old
LOS ANGELES – In an effort to keep public attention on the ongoing needs of millions of Syrian refugees, International Medical Corps and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation are launching The Things We Carry, a campaign featuring the children, men and women who have fled six years of war in their country - and what they carried with them to safety.
LOS ANGELES/LONDON – In the wake of three years of ongoing conflict and political turmoil in South Sudan, more than 100,000 people now face starvation and death in Leer and Mayendit counties, and more than one million additional people in Greater Unity region are on the brink of famine, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification update recently released by the Republic of South Sudan, the United Nations, and humanitarian agencies.
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The Training Officer (TO) assists the Director, Humanitarian Response Training Unit (HRTU), in the implementation of training activities for all HRTU projects in the Domestic and International Affairs (DIA) department portfolio. The TO will work on a number of projects implemented by the unit to strengthen capacity of the international community to respond to humanitarian emergencies.
The TO will provide technical guidance regarding training methodologies, as well as implement training activities. Specific duties include (but are not limited to):
- Program Background:
United Nations Population Fund and International Medical Corps are currently accepting applications from emerging GBV specialists for the 2017 seven-day, in-person training titled ‘Managing Gender-Based Violence Programs in Emergencies Training Course’ scheduled for May 2017. The training is part of the MGBViE global learning program that aims to increase the number of GBV specialists in complex emergencies and is funded through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration.
RÀ propos de BBR
Registration deadline: none
International Medical Corps, Concern Worldwide, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative are pleased to announce the launch of the Building a Better Response e-learning course on the international humanitarian coordination system.