Hello! I am Martha Nakakande, the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Advisor for the GNC Technical Alliance’s Technical Support Team (TST). My role is to work with and support the delivery of CMAM services. My most recent work was to remotely support a local organisation African Relief Development Initiative (ARDI) in Somalia. I worked with them to build the technical capacity of their team focusing on Nutrition in Emergencies and CMAM training.
The TST role has enabled me to provide CMAM support to several countries including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, and Zambia. For me, joy comes from seeing structures and systems aimed at improving child and maternal nutrition being developed or improved albeit the challenges. I am enthusiastic about supporting practitioners to improve their technical knowledge, develop strategies or guidelines. I am also passionate about providing operational support to start and or scale up CMAM services.
Martha is hosted by International Medical Corps