A 5 day Pre conference workshop on management of severely malnourished children was inaugurated at the Department of Social and Preventive Paediatrics, FJMU , in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) and INTEGRATED REPRODUCTIVE, MATERNAL, NEONATAL AND CHILD HEALTH and NUTRITION (IRMNCH & N) under the patronship of Vice chancellor FJMU, Prof Khalid Masud Gondal.
This five days training session has been arranged to train the staff of nutrition wards (Stabilisation Centres )established in flood-affected areas of DG Khan and Rajanpur.
About 24 participants including consultant paediatrician, medical officers , staff nurses and field program managers have been registered to learn the case management skills essential to manage severely malnourished children. A team of experienced master trainers- Dr Rameeza Kaleem. Dr Sadia khan , Dr Khalida Amir and Dr Yahya are conducting the training session.
Vice Chancellor FJMU, Prof Khalid Masud Gondal graced the opening ceremony. Other guests present on the occasion were Dr Khalil Ahmad Sikhani, Program Director IRMNCH&N Program, Dr Sabeen Nasir, Deputy Director IRMNCH & N Program, Dr. Yahya Gulzar, Technical Officer IRMNCH&N at WHO Sub Office Punjab, Dr. Sajad Sarwar, FJMU and Dr Naeem Zafar, President Pakistan Pediatric Association.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Khalid Masud Gondal, Vice Chancellor FJMU, highlighted the efforts of FJMU and its alumini in flood relief activities. He further added that FJMU alumni have adopted 3 villages in Rajanpur including Kashiani Basti that was severely affected by the recent floods.
He appreciated this capacity-building session as one of the pre-conference activities for upcoming the Annual Scientific Conference at FJMU.
Khalil Ahmad Sikhani, Program Director IRMNCH&N Program, appreciated the support of FJMU in capacity building activities and acknowledged the support of WHO in providing nutritional commodities, human resources, and establishing stabilisation centres.
Furthermore, Dr. Yahya Gulzar from the WHO appreciated the commitment of FJMU and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital with WHO, for strengthening the quality of care for maternal and newborn services, including revitalizing Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response in Punjab.
Effective management of children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) with complications, including enhancing nutritional surveillance is one of the key Strategic Response Priorities of WHO in Pakistan. Therefore, such initiatives in form of training will help the health department to combat the problems of malnutrition and stunting.
This workshop not only address Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 i.e. Good Health and Well-being, but also other SDGs that directly impact health, particularly SDG 9 (Innovation), SDG 10 (Reduce Inequalities), 11 (Sustainable Cities), and 17 (Partnerships), in our country.
The activity has been registered by Quality Enhancement Cell of FJMU.
EVENT INFO :
- Start Date:November 29, 2022
- End Date:November 29, 2022