Report from Nigeria
  • The Dietitians Association of Nigeria (DAN) held its 4th annual general meeting and scientific conference on 6th May, 2014, in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. The association is poised for formulating a code of practice, competency, proficiency and standard for dietitians, and in the meantime adopting the foundational knowledge and skills requirement for entry level dietitians developed by DIETS and ICDA. The association is also striving to have a uniform curriculum for universities that offer the course through the Nigerian Universities Commission and establish a government supported regulatory body for dietitians.

    The Deputy Director, Nutrition Div, Fed. Min Of Health, Abuja, Nigeria -- Dtn. Roseline Gabriel Flanked by The Nat. President Dietitians Association of Nigeria (DAN), Prof. E.K.Ngwu and Dr. Chika Ndiokwelu, immediate past President, DAN.

    Furthermore, to strength, broaden and standardize the dietetics profession, the association is sensitizing the educational institutions to introduce genetics, pharmacology, communication, psychology/anthropology into dietetics curriculum in Nigerian universities.
     
    DAN has continued to publish its professional journal annually. The publication is supported by Tertiary Education Trust Fund of Nigeria which publicizes and disseminates information on nutrition and dietetics related research.
    Journal of Dietitians Association of Nigeria, supported by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND)

    The first workshop on nutrition care process commenced on 7th May, 2014 in Abuja, and more workshops will be held at facility levels. 
     
    The annual general meeting also honoured some men and women as “DAN AMBASSADORS” for their unmeasured achievements and assistance to the association over the years.
     
     
    Prof. E.K. Ngwu - National President, DAN  extreme Left and Dr. Chika Ndiokwelu -immediate past President, DAN  extreme right with the awardee during the 4th Nat. DAN conference at Abuja, Nigeria. 7th-10th, May, 2014.