Bridging Knowledge Gaps: The Maternal and Child Nutrition Training Program

Launched in August 2023, the Maternal and Child Nutrition Training Program represents a collaborative effort between the Centre for Well-being and Integrated Nutrition Solution (C-WINS) and the African University of Science and Technology (AUST) to address nutritional knowledge deficits among health service providers. Piloting with health service providers from Kano and Katsina states this initiative aimed to bolster the capabilities of the local healthcare workers, providing them with the knowledge needed to tackle maternal and child malnutrition effectively. Outcomes of the program included heightened awareness of nutritional issues, an improved skill set among healthcare professionals, and the cultivation of a network of practitioners equipped to make a tangible difference in their communities. The program successfully trained 29 healthcare professionals, enhancing their capacity to improve nutrition outcomes in their communities. The training facilitated the development of a knowledgeable workforce equipped to tackle nutrition issues more effectively. Lessons learned from this endeavor underscore the necessity of targeted education, the value of practical training, and the importance of partnerships in enhancing healthcare delivery systems.  

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