Integrating Poverty and Gender into Health Programmes: A sourcebook for Health Professionals
Module on Nutrition
WPRO Nonserial Publication
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
ISBN-13    9789290614890 ISBN-10    9290614897
Order Number    15200136
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     2010        82   pages
The set of modules that comprise this Sourcebook are intended for use in pre-service and in-service training of health professionals. It is expected that this publication will also be of use to health policy-makers and programme managers, either as a reference document or in conjunction with in-service training.

This module is designed to improve the awareness, knowledge and skills of health professionals on poverty and gender concerns in the field of nutrition. It is divided into six sections. Section 1 explores key factors that contribute to nutritional health, how nutritional status is measured and key nutritional needs through the life cycle. Section 2 examines WHAT the links are between poverty and gender and nutrition. Section 3 discusses WHY it is important for health professionals to address poverty and gender concerns in nutrition, from efficiency, equity and human rights perspectives. Section 4 discusses HOW health professionals can improve nutritional health and illustrates pro-poor and gender-responsive interventions to promote and improve nutritional outcomes. Section 5 provides notes for training facilitators and finally, section 6 is a collection of additional resources and references to support health professionals in their work in this field.