New Indicator to Measure Women’s Dietary Diversity
FANTA provided technical assistance in Ashaiman Municipality in Ghana to conduct a coverage survey to learn why community members were not accessing services for their children with severe acute malnutrition. See how the coverage survey findings and recommendations empowered the municipal health management team to take action and identify nearly 90 new cases of severe acute malnutrition.
The multifaceted and innovative Uganda Nutrition Fellowship program is helping strengthen Uganda’s national capacity and nutrition expertise by providing recent nutrition graduates with mentoring and practical experience. The first eight fellows are graduating this August, and FANTA anticipates accepting up to 12 new fellows for the second year of the program. The UNF graduates will be tomorrow’s leaders in the fight for a healthier future for Uganda’s population.
Preventing Child Deaths through Optimal Breastfeeding and Advocacy
Nutrition advocacy plays a vital role in moving toward greater political and social commitment within a country to reduce infant and child malnutrition. We’ve recently updated PROFILES, an advocacy tool, to estimate mortality risks for children under 2 as a result of suboptimal breastfeeding practices.