Course on Malnutrition in Developing Countries

May 21, 2013

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

E-learning is a challenging new approach to bringing knowledge to a global classroom. Precisely, because this approach is best suited for the contribution of academic capacity building in fighting the global problem of malnutrition, we are offering the course “Malnutrition in Developing Countries” as an e-learning tool beginning in fall 2013.

To do so successfully we will need financial and goodwill support from as many as possible. You can contribute your good will to the project by voting for us. Voting for a positive contribution to fight Malnutrition in Developing Countries takes less than two minutes. Please do so and support our common goals by using the following link:

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Malnutrition is affecting 2 billion people worldwide. Sustainable solutions for this urgent problem need strategies for food improvement but also for the building of nutrition related capacities through education. People interested in and in need of this academic education will gain substantially from the global education in our course “Malnutrition in Developing Countries” addressing nutrition related health problems in non-industrialized countries.

The course aims at understanding international nutrition related problems and developing answers to improve the situation in non-industrialized countries. It imparts knowledge about nutrition and its health implications in low-income populations and sensitizes participants to distinct cultural and political background.

At the end of the course the students are prepared to answer the following questions:

1) What does the term “double burden of malnutrition” mean?
2) What micronutrient deficiencies do you know? What are the reasons and consequences?
3) How can micronutrient deficiencies be monitored?
4) Who are the stakeholders in fighting malnutrition in developing countries?
5) What are the approaches to solve the problem of malnutrition?


Prof. Dr. Florian J. Schweigert

Department of Nutrition University of Potsdam, Germany


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