A crash course in changing the world.
Learn ]Innovation (often) comes from constraint (If you’ve got very few resources, you’re forced to be very creative in using and reusing them.) from ethan on Design in Africa blog.
Writing a doc**ent in application for the position of Sr. Health Advisor to Nigeria my research brought to my attention resources that can be used in an new, innovative way to reduce the Under 5 Mortality Rate (U5MM) and the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), both of which have been some of the highest in the world. It is my strong belief that empowerment through nutrition will be an essential component in reducing these numbers.
Using the model of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it was my goal to empower the members of the communities in which I was to serve through education, inspiration, and empowerment. It has been my experience clinically and personally, that each of us plays a role in our own health and wellbeing. It is not something that can be taken from another, but more it is acquired through use, testing and proof.
This is why the nutritional education protocol that I generated as a Master Thesis, Food Physics & Body Dynamics (tm), is so important in providing food and nutrition services to developing countries. Famine is a part of this matter, thus I have included links to sites that I used in researching the conditions that may prevail, during the times of change. http://www.fews.net/ This is a use of a resource that already exists to produce and encourage change in nutritional consumption, as well as food production.