Module 1: Analyzing Your Local F1KD Nutrition Situation

It is important to focus on the first 1000 days of child’s life (F1KD), as it is the “golden window of opportunity” for rapid growth and development for a child. 

However, the lack of access to proper nutrition is a major contributor to disease burden in the country. Children under five years of age in particular are most vulnerable as malnutrition can cause long-term illness and even deaths. 

This module explains the causes and consequences of F1KD malnutrition. It also elaborates the importance of leadership and conducting systems analysis to understand the complexities of malnutrition in F1KD nutrition situation in your assigned area.


Learners completing the module at the highest level of achievement should be able to:
  1. Recall the description of F1KD and the causes and consequences of malnutrition 
  2. Look at the magnitude of problem of national nutrition situation 
  3. Discuss the current national initiatives to combat malnutrition in F1KD 
  4. Familiarize with a leadership framework known as Bridging Leadership 
  5. Apply systems thinking

Target Participants

  • Local Chief Executives (Mayors)
  • Nutrition Managers 
  • Health Managers (Municipal Health Officers)
  • Health/Nutrition Officers 
  • Health professionals 
  • Graduate students 
  • Interested individuals

Course Requirements and Completion

Module 1 is designed to facilitate the understanding of learners on the role of leadership and governance in improving their F1KD services. In order to maximize their learning experience and receive certificate towards the end of the module, it is required for learners to: 
  1. Dedicate a minimum of 2 hours of study time 
  2. Answer all required activities and learning assessment 
  3. Answer all module evaluation questions
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