Presented by: Diane Stadler, PhD, RD; Erin Bergquist, MPH, RD, CNSC, LD; Laurene Boateng, PhD, RD (Ghana); Chandavone Phoxay, MD, MSc, PhD; and Joanna Cummings, MS, RD, CNSC
This session presents the work of two organizations that are identifying nutrition educational needs and training dietitians/nutritionists in low resource settings around the world.
The University of Ghana and Iowa State University discussed their innovative approach to providing global opportunities and training dietetic interns through rotations at the Nutrition Research and Training Centre (NRTC) in Asesewa, Ghana, Africa. Dietetic interns collaborate to develop and provide interventions to rural community members focusing on complementary feeding practices of infants six months up to five years of age.
Oregon Health & Science University presented how they have established the Lao-American Nutrition Institute (LANI) in Lao P.D.R. in collaboration with the Lao Ministry of Health. To help the country achieve its 2020 Sustainable Development Goals, LANI is training Lao nationals as the country’s first clinical dietitian/nutritionists in a low-income, low-resource country.
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