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Monitoring Growth from Infancy to Childhood Using WHO & Preterm Growth Standards

Activity Date: 15th December 2017 - 16th December 2017
Activity Time - 09:00 - 05:00
Venue: Roda Al Bustan Hotel Dubai UAE
Course Provider: Dr. Ayesha Al Dhaheri & Dr. Leila Cheikh Ismail
Course Type: Workshop

Growth reference charts are among the most sensitive and valuable tools for assessing the health and development of children. The first 5 years of life are crucial for ensuring adequate nutrition, growth and development of the child. Growth monitoring allows health workers, through a cost-effective tool, to assess and monitor the growth and nutritional status of children. This workshop is aiming to build up institutional capacity to support roll out of the WHO Child Growth Standards and to develop a team of trainers for effective application of these standards in the region. At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to: • To perform and demonstrate the trainings for the health professionals on the use of the growth standards for the assessment of the nutritional status of children. • To evaluate the principle of measuring the child height and weight. • To apply how to perform body mass index (BMI) calculation. • To demonstrate how to plot points of the growth indicators and to interpret the plotted point. Demonstrate the deeper insights of the skills needed to measure the weight and length/height of children; assess growth in relation to the WHO Child Growth Standards. Target Participants: Paediatricians, Family Practice Physicians, Nurses, Clinical Officers, Health Assistants and Nutritionists Working in Public and Private Sectors. Date& Timings: November 10-11, 2017 / 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Venue: Roda Al Bustan Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates For further details, kindly contact: Ms. Maria Napenas –Activity Coordinator Tel No: +971 3 7089433 / 050-1303563

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