Nutrition Module: Acknowledgements


Nutrition is one of the 13 Blended Learning Modules for the Ethiopian Health Extension Programme. Together with the practical skills training sessions that accompany each of the supported self-study texts, this programme will upgrade the Health Extension Workers who complete the curriculum to Health Extension Practitioners at Level-IV of the Ethiopian Occupational Standards. The upgrading programme is sponsored by the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and the Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs). The FMOH gratefully acknowledges the receipt of funding for this programme from the Ethiopian Office of UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), The Open University UK, the Alan and Nesta Ferguson Foundation Trust UK, and AMREF (the African Medical and Research Foundation). We are also thankful for the support of the Ethiopian Office of UNICEF for freely enabling their expert to participate in the development of this Module.

Nutrition was produced by a team of Ethiopian experts, who were trained and supported by experts in blended learning pedagogy from the HEAT (Health Education and Training) Team for Africa at The Open University UK. The contributors of original material are:

  • Dr Abdulaziz Ali, FMoH and Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA-2)
  • Professor Tefera Belachew, Jimma University
  • Dr Tewoldeberhan Daniel, UNICEF Ethiopia
  • Dr Ferew Lemma Feyissa (Module Academic Coordinator), FMoH and Twinning Centre volunteer, American International Health Alliance

The Editors of Nutrition are Dr Tom Heller, Senior Lecturer, and Lesley-Anne Long, HEAT Programme Director, with contributions from Dr Anita Rogers; all three are in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University UK. The other members of the HEAT Team are:

  • Dr Basiro Davey, HEAT Deputy Director (Ethiopia)
  • Alison Robinson, HEAT Programme Coordinator
  • Dawn Partner, HEAT Senior Production Assistant
  • Jessica Aumann, HEAT Programme Assistant
  • Ali Wyllie, HEAT Lead eLearning Adviser

We acknowledge the vital contributions of the Programme Coordinators within Ethiopia:

  • Ato Mohammed Hussein Abeseko, UNICEF Ethiopia and the Federal Ministry of Health
  • Ato Tedla Mulatu, AMREF Ethiopia

The cover design for Nutrition is by Chris Hough, Learning and Teaching Solutions, The Open University UK. The cover photographs are reproduced with the permission of JICA Ethiopia (food sources in Ethiopia) and UNICEF Ethiopia/Indrias Getachew (Health Extension Worker with mother and child). Some of the illustrations in this Module were produced by Terefe Wondimagegnehu from the Federal Ministry of Health.

We particularly wish to acknowledge our use in this Module of adapted extracts and illustrations from Nutrition for Developing Countries (second edition) by Felicity Savage King and Ann Burgess (1993) and Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health National Guidelines including: Management of SAM; Prevention and Control of Micronutrient Deficiencies; Nutritional Care/Support for Children and Adults Living With HIV; Infant and Young Child Feeding; and Enhanced Outreach Strategy (EOS) for Child Survival Interventions (2006).

The opinions expressed in this Module are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of any of the donor organisations whose generous support made the production of Nutrition possible.