Media Release: Queen Margaret University to host Malawi health official

QUEEN Margaret University, Edinburgh,  is to host Sylvester Katumba of the Ministry of Health in Malawi when he travels to Scotland later this month to speak at a special briefing event on Community Therapeutic Care organised by Concern Worldwide (UK) with the Institute for International Health and Development at QMU.

The event, which takes place on 18 November, 10am – 12.30 pm, will be attended by students of the Institute, healthcare professionals, volunteers and those with an interest in strengthening a social approach to emergency nutrition and sustainability.

Concern Worldwide have received Scottish Government support for its nutrition work in Malawi since 2006 and this event will provide an insight into how Community Therapeutic Care differs from more traditional methods and exactly why it is so effective in treating malnutrition.

It will also consider the causes of malnutrition and touch on related issues such as gender based nutrition education, HIV and AIDS, and the effects of a change in traditional diet.

Guest speakers from Scotland and abroad will provide a first-hand account of their experiences and a chance for the audience to gain an overview of the immediate and on-going responses to malnutrition in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Journalists are welcome to attend.

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