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About the course

This course describes the importance of maternal nutrition programming in emergencies, how to design interventions to prevent and treat maternal malnutrition, pregnancy and breastfeeding related interventions.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe maternal nutrition needs in emergencies
  • Discuss opportunities to integrate maternal nutrition into health systems
  • Explain interventions to prevent and treat maternal malnutrition.


  • UNICEF staff (country offices, regional offices and HQ)
  • UNICEF partners, including government, civil society, and the private sector


It takes about 30 minutes to complete the course. 


The course is a self-paced tutorial with interactive content and a quiz.

Contact details

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