Paediatricians resolve to make caring for severely malnourished infants and children a core competency

Pediatricians meeting at the 26th Internal Paediatric Association (IPA) Congress of Pediatrics in Johannesburg, South Africa, called on the IPA to make Caring for Severe Malnutrition of Infants and Children as a Core Competency for Paedatric Health Professionals.

Participants attending the pre-congress workshop called on the IPA to resolve:-

  1. Paediatricians and related health professionals take responsibility for leadership in addressing the problem of severe malnutrition in all its forms as a major cause of death and disability of children that requires urgent action by all relevant social actors.
  2. IPA member societies should assure that all Paediatricians and related health professionals have the identification and treatment of severe malnutrition as a core competency and be certified accordingly.
  3. National Societies should examine the curriculum, training activities and evaluation processes to ensure the inclusion of the identification and treatment of severe malnutrition as a core competency.

Full report of IMTF activities at the 26th Congress of Paediatrics Download

The Johannesburg Resolution Download

Group discussion findings Download

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