World Vision International

Distance Learning

on Global Nutrition Issues 

We offer on-the-job training...

Do you or your staff need on-the-job training on critical issues like Reducing Anaemia and Reducing Childhood Stunting? We offer innovative distance learning courses that apply best practice to maximise adult learning and transfer to development workers’ jobs. The courses are designed to enhance your capacity to make sound decisions and implement programmes that make an impact on reducing anaemia and stunting.

. . . and a practical learning experience

Go beyond reading lectures and taking quizzes online! These courses offer a practical learning experience for development workers: an opportunity for local groups to take the online courses together; image- and audio-rich online presentations and webcasts, featuring technically up-to-date content; forums for learners to discuss their work experiences and local applications; and community practice for learning skills. 

Please contact us at for additional information. Click to download our Distance Learning Flyer or to download a poster that was presented at the World Nutrition Congress in September 2016 or click to download a course overview.


Courses offered 

(for optimal learning, we recommend that courses be taken one at a time, and not concurrently)

  1. Reducing Childhood Stunting (Nutrition-specific) - dates to be announced
  2. Reducing Childhood Stunting (Multi-sectoral) - dates to be announced
  3. Reducing Anaemia - dates to be announced

We also offer two microlearning courses on International Nutrition...learn more!

Course description 

Reducing Anaemia: This six-week on-the-job training course helps learners understand maternal and childhood anaemia, its multiple causes and how to address this issue in the community. Click here for a course overview of Reducing Anaemia.

Reducing Childhood Stunting Part 1 (multi-sectoral): Part 1 of this on-the-job training course is a six-week introduction to childhood stunting that explores how every sector contributes to the reduction of stunting via different pathways. This course is useful for staff from various sectors who want to understand their role in addressing stunting.

Reducing Childhood Stunting Part 2 (nutrition-specific): Part 2 is an eight-week course on nutrition-specific interventions along the life cycle that help to prevent childhood stunting.  

Ready to learn?

World Vision has created an eLearner Readiness Passport (, a practical tool that identifies the key skills and resources that the individual must manage in the online environment and awards a visa if the learner is ‘ready to learn’.  You will need to fill out the questionnaire prior to registering, as the results are required for registration.


The subsidized price is $150 USD per learner per course. We also offer an annual membership option for groups of four or more learners - $250 USD per individual learner for the year (a savings of $200 USD if taking all 3 courses and savings of $50 USD if taking 2 courses). Email us at if you're interested in learning more. 

Course facilitation

The nutrition courses are facilitated by a roster of four highly-qualified international nutritionists with 50 years of nutrition experience between them. They are current and past World Vision employees with expertise in capacity building, programme management and design, monitoring and evaluation, mHealth, technical support, multi-sectoral programming, and maternal and child health and nutrition. They have worked in diverse contexts and cultures in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe, Latin America and North America, and have been based in field settings such as Malawi, Cambodia, Latin America and Afghanistan. Each course facilitator provides live technical assistance, guidance, feedback, technical support and, most importantly, recognises and builds from the expertise that the learners already have.