Course description

Empower yourself to address one of the world's most pressing public health challenges with our Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) online course. Designed for healthcare professionals, nutritionists, aid workers, and community health workers, this in-depth program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively identify, treat, and prevent acute malnutrition in community settings.

Throughout this course, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the CMAM approach, which emphasizes early detection, timely intervention, and community involvement in the management of acute malnutrition. Led by expert instructors with extensive experience in nutrition and public health, you'll explore the epidemiology of acute malnutrition, learn how to conduct screening and nutritional assessments, and understand the principles of therapeutic feeding and nutritional rehabilitation.

From understanding the different types of malnutrition to implementing evidence-based protocols for treatment and monitoring, each module is carefully crafted to provide practical insights and actionable strategies for addressing acute malnutrition in diverse contexts. Through interactive lessons, case studies, and simulations, you'll develop the skills needed to deliver high-quality care to malnourished individuals and communities, while also promoting sustainable solutions to prevent future cases of malnutrition.

Join our global community of compassionate healthcare professionals, aid workers, and advocates, and gain the knowledge and confidence to make a meaningful impact in the fight against acute malnutrition. Whether you're working in humanitarian aid, community health, or clinical practice, our CMAM online course offers a transformative learning experience that equips you with the tools and resources needed to save lives and improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations worldwide.

What will i learn?

  • Definition, History and components of CMAM
  • Hand on Practice on Measuring Malnutrition(Measuring Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC),Weighing the Child, Assessing Presence of edema
  • Classification of CMAM: Definition, symptoms, Causes, Complications.
  • Community Outreach activities- Nutritional Management- SAM. MAM & PLW
  • Why SAM, MAM, PLW occurs in Community and How?
  • Community Based Management of SAM with & without Complications
  • Community Based Management of MAM & PLW & Routine Medical protocol for MAM & PLW
  • Basic Nutrient ensuring and Energy and Nutrient dense local food recipes
  • IYCF feeding recommendations of family diet up to 2 years of age and IMCI feeding recommendations of family diet after 2 years of age.


  • Open for all

Frequently asked question

Open for all

Nutritionist Tasnima Haque

BSc in Nutrition and Food Engineering (DIU), MPH (AIUB), PhD (DU-Continue)







Skill level


Expiry period

12 Months



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