Latest Project Updates

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Body Mass Index (BMI) Wheel

19 October 2016

Through the use of the body mass index wheel, created by FANTA and the Boston Children’s Hospital, health care workers can quickly calculate BMI and BMI-for-age as well as determine a client’s nutritional status using a single time-saving tool.

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The Impact of a Promising Prenatal Health Intervention on Children’s Mortality, Morbidity, Growth, and Development in Rural Malawi

17 October 2016

Little is known about the cause of preterm birth and its exact association with adverse health outcomes later in life. FANTA initiated a study with its partner, the University of Tampere, to investigate some of these issues affecting those living in low-income settings where the problem is most common.

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World Food Day 2016

13 October 2016

The world aims to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. Addressing climate change is crucial to continuing the fight against hunger and achieving this goal. That's why the theme of World Food Day this year is "Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must, too." Learn more about the links between climate change and food security.

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Impact Story: Research Informs Guidance on the Integration of Family Planning and Nutrition Programming

12 October 2016

To capture USAID experiences with integrating family planning with food security and nutrition programming, FANTA published findings and case studies from a desk review on the topic. Findings and recommendations are also included in a USAID technical brief on the topic.

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