Nestlé nutrition institute supports 2,125 mena professionals complete post graduate program for pediatric nutrition

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Nestleacute; nutrition institute supports 2,125 mena professionals complete post graduate program for pediatric nutrition

Jeddah, KSA : As part of their Continuing Medical Education (CME) endeavors, a total of 2,125 healthcare professionals from 10 countries in the Middle East and North Africa have so far completed a Boston University Post Graduate Program for Pediatric Nutrition since its launch in 2016, with the support of the Nestlé Nutrition Institute. The completion of this year’s program was celebrated at a symposium and graduation ceremony held in Dubai, in the presence of speakers from Boston University in collaboration with regional medical experts. 

“The Post Graduate Program in Pediatric Nutrition is designed to help update healthcare professionals on the most current information in the field so they can integrate pediatric nutrition into clinical practice; and to familiarize them with evidence-based guidelines and recommendations on key aspects of pediatric nutrition,” said Dr Clifford Wayne Lo, Adjunct Professor of Nutrition, Children’s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School.

“Nutrition lies at the core of the healthy development and general wellbeing of all people, though it is of particular importance during a child’s formative years, especially the first 1,000 days of life that lay a foundation for growth and development,” said Sophia Jalal, Nestlé Nutrition Business Executive Officer in the Middle East & North Africa. “Education is an important part of the Nestlé Nutrition Institute strategy to share knowledge and further global understanding of the impact of nutrition at every stage of life, and we are very proud of the feedback we’ve received from participants across the Middle East and North Africa over the past four years regarding the positive impact this program has had on their practice.”

The PGPN consists of seven modules that have been offered online through healthcare professional development leader MedInscribe since 2014, with Nestlé support since 2016. This collaboration between Boston University School of Medicine and Nestlé Nutrition Institute has allowed both entities to support the advancement of medical knowledge in nutrition, ensuring high levels of scientific credibility and participant completion rates.

Close to 3,600 healthcare professionals from around the world took part in the 2019 sessions held in October and November, of which 340 healthcare professionals from the Middle East & North Africa.  A total of more than 19,000 participants from 91 countries benefited from the program so far.

Participant Testimonials 

“The program offers a lot of information that benefit both my patients and my career. Excellent program that I recommend for doctors and all who want to learn about nutrition,” said Dr. Rim Aref Maarouf from the United Arab Emirates.

“The subjects were very practical,” said Dr. Samar Zawdeh from Lebanon. “We learned a lot about various nutrition topics, and the courses helped change my understanding of nutrition’s impact on children’s health.” 


For more information, please contact:
Layal Dalal, Nestlé Media Relations Manager, Middle East and North Africa

About NNI

The Nestlé Nutrition Institute (NNI) is a non-for-profit association based in Vevey, Switzerland, that shares leading science-based information and education with healthcare professionals, scientists and nutrition communities and stakeholders in all parts of the world through various forms of interaction. The Institute was established in 1981 with the goal to foster “Science for Better Nutrition” to help enhance the quality of people’s lives all over the world. Education is an important part of NNI strategy to share knowledge and further global understanding of the impact of nutrition at every stage of life. 

About BUSM

A leader in medical education and research, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) provides an exceptional educational environment for students interested in pursuing a career as a physician or as a scientist, exploring basic science, clinical investigation, or public health-and health services-oriented research. Located in Boston’s historic South End, the School shares a campus with Boston University School of Public Health (SPH), Boston University Henry M.Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), Dr Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center, and Boston Medical Center (BMC), BUSM’s primary teaching hospital.

About MedInscribe

MedInscribe, a part of BioQuest Solutions, is a unique endeavor that caters to the inherent professional development needs of healthcare practitioners by providing:

  • Effective and accredited educational and training programs through alliances and tie-ups with world-renowned CME institutions and universities
  • Career enhancement programs through reputed global practice leaders
  • Advantageous use of mobile devices such as tablets and/or cell phones to augment learning

MedInscribe’s continuous engagements with leading medical professionals across geographies allows it to pool and analyze medical data/content on various aspects of healthcare, from practice patterns to clinical outcomes. This is critical for evolving better healthcare practices, especially when shared with stakeholders/institutions. 

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