Trainings conducted on Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices (IYCF) & Micronutrients
An extensive training program was conducted in all seven districts. A total of 1136 health personnel were trained in three different tiers depending upon the services they have to provide. These included District Health Officers, Deputy District Health Officers, District Support Managers, Medical Officers, Lady Medical Officers at the district level, and health care providers at the BHU level and lady health workers, community midwives at the community level. The training manual used for three different tiers were adopted according to the National CMAN and IYCF guidelines. The training material were target specific and according to their TORs.
Knowledge level of the participants was assessed by conducting pre and post test already designed by the project training team. It is interesting to note that among all the seven districts where the project is being implemented, the results of the pre-test showed that the knowledge level was significantly higher among the participants of the four districts where nutrition intervention were conducted in past through various donor funded projects. The results of the post-test however, were not significantly different.