Beatrice Nwamaka Eluaka

Beatrice Nwamaka Eluaka

 

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Name

Beatrice Nwamaka Eluaka 

Title

Executive Secretary

Areas of Expertise

She is Nutritionist/Dietitian with more than 30 years’ experience in Nutrition Programme Planning and Management.

Experience/Career History/Accomplishments/Professional Affiliations

Between 1982 and 2011, she worked as a Nutritionist and Gender Focal Person in the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria with the responsibility for policy and programme design, implementation, monitoring and supervision including capacity building for nutrition and related health issues such as maternal, infant and young child nutrition, prevention of non-communicable diseases, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, promotion of key household practices and gender mainstreaming. She has also been involved in nutritional status surveys and project monitoring and assessment. She is a Master trainer on Baby Friendly Initiative, Infant and Young Child Feeding Counseling and played a key role in the development of the Health Sector Nutrition Policy as well as Guidelines and training manuals on Nutrition. Beatrice has represented Nigeria at several regional and international fora on Nutrition and Gender. Following her retirement from the Public Service as Head of Nutrition in December 2011, she worked as an independent consultant on Nutrition and Health issues providing technical support and advice to International NGOs in her area of expertise. She was also deeply involved in the training of community health workers and setting up and mentoring community support groups for improving the nutritional status and quality of life of women and children in Nigeria. Between 2012 and 2016, she worked with Save the Children International as Nutrition Advisor on the USAID sponsored SPRING Project which ended in September 2016.  Beatrice joined CS-SUNN in October 2016 as Project Director. She is a Fellow of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria and was at various times the Publicity Secretary, Secretary and President of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria between 1983 and 2002.

Educational Background

She holds a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Food from Howard University, Washington D.C. 1980, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Pratt Institute, New York, 1979 and several Post Graduate Diplomas and Certificates in Dietetics and Food Management, Infant Nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition, Health Planning and Management, M&E of Health, Nutrition & Population Programs, from institutions within and outside Nigeria.

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Social Media Handles (Very Important) Facebook, Twitter, Official Email

@beatluk

Beluaka@cs-sunn.org