Training of master trainers on the new WHO child growth stanards in the WHO South-East Asia Region
Other TitlesReport of a Workshop Bali, Indonesia, 22 October – 1 November 2007
AbstractDescription: Growth charts are an essential component of the toolkit used by health professionals to assess the growth and nutritional status of children. Government and international organizations also rely on growth charts for assessing the general well-being of children and for monitoring the progress in improving their nutritional status. The WHO Multi-centre Growth Reference Study (MGRS) undertaken between 1997 and 2003 has produced international growth standards describing how children grow when their needs are met rather than outlining how some children grew at a particular time and place. The new growth standards make breastfeeding the biological norm and establish the breastfeeding infant as the normative growth model. The report provides information on a training workshop that was organized with the purpose of creating a pool of master trainers in the South-East Asia Region who would subsequently impart training at the regional and national levels in the use and interpretation of the new growth standards. The report also refers to some relevant issues related to the new WHO Child Growth Standards that have programmatic implications for Member countries of the South-East Asia Region.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2008). Training of master trainers on the new WHO child growth stanards in the WHO South-East Asia Region. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206497