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Emergency nutrition is a specialization for strengthening the training and research capacities of developing countries to meet nutritional needs during natural and man-made disasters. Efforts are being made to prevent famines, especially those arising from natural disasters. However, there will be less food available in the future, although new emergency situations are developing constantly and lasting longer. It is important to train nutritionists, administrators, policy and decision makers, and others to be able to prioritize food needs and make the best use of available resources. Methodologies, techniques, expertise, and even theoretical frameworks that can be used in training programmes must be developed and strengthened. The paper discusses four areas where expertise in nutrition is weak and could be strengthened through short courses, workshops, and internships: assessment methodologies, monitoring and evaluation, conflict and post-conflict situations, and advocacy.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 1998

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  • Established in 1978, the Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB) is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation.

    The focus of the journal is to highlight original scientific articles on nutrition research, policy analyses, and state-of-the-art summaries relating to multidisciplinary efforts to alleviate the problems of hunger and malnutrition in the developing world.

    Food and Nutrition Bulletin's 2012 Impact Factor: 2.106

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