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FANTA/Tanzania Participates in FANUS 2015 Conference

25 May 2015

The Federation of African Nutrition Societies is holding the 3rd FANUS conference May 25-29, 2015 in Arusha, Tanzania. The conference will focus on whether Africa has achieved the MDGs and to set goals in nutrition development in Africa. Tumaini Charles, FANTA/Tanzania’s Technical Advisor on Nutrition, will be presenting the poster “Equipping Health Facility and Community Care Workers with Standardized Knowledge and Skills to Deliver Routine Nutrition Assessment, Counselling, and Support (NACS) Services in Tanzania.”

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Nine Ways to Tackle Obesity and Undernutrition

19 May 2015

In an online Q&A session with a panel of experts, The Guardian posed the question “can we tackle undernutrition and obesity at the same time?” Kavita Sethuraman, FANTA Technical Advisor on Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, joined the panel and added her experiences and knowledge on what can be done about the double burden of malnutrition.

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Norwegian Refugee Council Presenting at the Project-Level Early Warning Interest Group Meeting—June 11, 2015

6 May 2015

The next meeting of the Project-Level Early Warning (or PLEW) Interest Group will be on June 11, 9 a.m.–11 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time, at FHI 360. The Norwegian Refugee Council will present its work, in consortium with other partners, to develop and implement a community-based early warning system in south and central Somalia as part of a broader project objective to build resilience among these populations. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend in person or through a webinar (information for the webinar to be provided closer to the date of the meeting).

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Developing a Toolkit to Monitor Bottlenecks to Effective Coverage of Community-Based Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition Services

24 April 2015

Community-based management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) services are currently provided in more than 60 countries, however, bottlenecks to effective coverage arise and in turn, limit coverage of such services. With the aim of addressing this gap and building on existing initiatives, UNICEF, FANTA, the Coverage Monitoring Network, Action Against Hunger UK, and consultant, David Doledec, have partnered to develop a toolkit that will facilitate monitoring of bottlenecks and support decision-making processes for SAM programmers and supervisors.