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Workshop on Conflict of Interest among SUN Stakeholders

12 September 2016

On August 26, 2016, FANTA hosted a workshop in Nairobi on preventing and managing conflict of interest in the context of the SUN movement. The workshop provided practical hands-on support to SUN focal points regarding tools to prevent and manage conflict of interest in support of developing multisectoral nutrition plans.

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USAID Breastfeeding Symposium, August 29, 2016

29 August 2016

FANTA and Alive & Thrive hosted the USAID Breastfeeding Symposium in Washington, DC, on August 29, 2016. This event brought USAID staff together with experts to look at the latest evidence and programmatic approaches in the area of breastfeeding.

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Webinar on Food for Peace Data Quality Assessments

19 August 2016

Pamela Velez-Vega (FANTA) and Dramane Mariko (FFP) presented requirements and best practices for data quality assessments that FFP development projects are required to conduct annually, per the FFP Policy and Guidance for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting. Recording and slides, in French, are now available.

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USAID Report to Congress Features FANTA Research

29 July 2016

USAID released its 2015 Report to Congress: USAID Health-Related Research and Development Progress Report, which includes an update on nutrition research aimed at preventing malnutrition. The report features updates on several FANTA initiatives.

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Micronutrient Malnutrition in Guatemala: Situational Analysis, Trends, and the Way Forward

28 July 2016

Presentations are now available from the technical consultation held on Feb. 25–26, 2016, which reviewed the situation of micronutrient nutrition in Guatemala and discussed strategies to move forward. By the end of the meeting, representatives from the Ministry of Health committed to next steps.

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FANTA Hosts Two-Day Food For Peace Gender Analysis Workshop

27 July 2016

FANTA hosted a two-day Gender Analysis Workshop on July 26-27, 2016 in Washington, DC, for organizations implementing FFP development food assistance projects. Representatives from USAID/FFP participated in the workshop.

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FANTA Hosts Final MSN-GLEE on July 15, 2016

15 July 2016

FANTA hosted the final Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Global Learning & Evidence Exchange (MSN-GLEE) for USAID Mission staff and other U.S. Government staff, host country government partners, implementing partners, and other experts. Presentations now available.

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Standardized Mid-Upper Arm Circumference Cutoffs for Adolescents and Adults

7 July 2016

FANTA partner Tufts University explored the potential of determining a global mid-upper arm circumference cutoff to identify pregnant women at risk of malnutrition. The study showed that it is difficult to recommend a single cutoff that would be suitable to use across settings. The study recommended conducting a cost-benefit analysis before adopting a specific cutoff.

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Integrating Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support into Health Service Delivery—Training Course for Facility-Based Providers in Uganda

6 July 2016

Uganda’s Ministry of Health partnered with FANTA and others to develop a training course to strengthen the capacity of health service providers to integrate nutrition assessment, counseling, and support into all health service delivery points. The course includes an increased focus on preventive nutrition services at both the facility and community levels.

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Early Warning in Ebola Contexts: Approaches, Lessons, and Next Steps in West Africa (and Beyond)

2 June 2016

On Thursday, June 2, from 9-10 a.m., the PLEW Interest Group hosted a presentation on the early warning approaches FEWS NET has applied in Ebola contexts, lessons that have surfaced from this work, and next steps as FEWS NET continues monitoring in post-Ebola contexts.


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