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Zambian Health Officials Tap into Tanzania’s Experience with NACS Integration during Study Visit

17 February 2017

FANTA supported a visit to Tanzania in November 2016 by a delegation of Zambian national and district health officials to learn from Tanzania’s experience integrating nutrition assessment, counseling, and support (NACS) into its health care services. The four-day visit provided the Zambian officials with new ideas for strengthening NACS implementation and integration.

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Tanzania National Guidelines for Nutrition Care and Support of People with HIV

16 February 2017

These national guidelines aim to standardize nutrition care and support for malnourished people with HIV at both health facility and community levels; provide a framework for planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation; and help front-line service providers deliver quality nutrition services for people with HIV.

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Uganda District Nutrition Coordination Committee Initiative

10 February 2017

A new brief describes support provided to Uganda District Nutrition Coordination Committees (DNCC) and their stakeholders to define DNCC functionality, which includes specific roles, responsibilities, and benchmarks against which DNCC capacity and performance can be measured. These efforts were part of FANTA’s DNCC Initiative, which has strengthened national and district nutrition leadership and governance in Uganda.

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Webinar: What Can Be Done to Prevent Chronic Malnutrition in Guatemala at the Municipality Level?

8 February 2017

To strengthen actions preventing chronic malnutrition in Guatemalan municipalities, FANTA and INCAP held a webinar aimed at municipal authorities on how to implement activities around local food-based recommendations to meet the nutritional requirements of the women and children in the Western Highlands.

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FANTA Recognized for Helping Government of Côte d’Ivoire Mobilize Resources for the 2016-2020 Multisectoral Nutrition Plan

6 February 2017

FANTA and the National Nutrition Program Coordination Directorate of Côte d’Ivoire co-sponsored a resource mobilization roundtable on the country’s 2016–2020 Multisectoral Nutrition Plan (MSNP). The event helped increase financial commitments to the MSNP by 77%, from 227 million to 401 million CFA francs, over a two-day period.

Micronutrient Forum

4th Micronutrient Forum Global Conference

2 February 2017

FANTA’s partners presented on the project’s work on lipid-based nutrient supplements effectiveness and the preventing malnutrition in children under 2 approach at the 4th Micronutrient Forum Global Conference. The forum brought together participants from research, program delivery, policy, advocacy, business, and philanthropy to share knowledge and experiences in micronutrient malnutrition.

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Effectiveness of Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements in Bangladesh

27 January 2017

Findings from a study in Bangladesh show that prenatal lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) can improve birth outcomes in Bangladeshi women, especially those at higher risk of fetal growth restriction. Supplementation during pregnancy reduced newborn stunting, low BMI, and small head size in the study population.

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Effective Sustainability and Exit Strategies for USAID FFP Development Food Assistance Projects

19 January 2017

FANTA’s exit strategy study, conducted by Tufts University, has fundamentally informed the strategic approaches of FFP’s new strategy. The study was carried out in four countries to provide guidance to future development projects on sustainability. Recommendations from the study are reflected in the FFP guidance, which focuses on longer-term sustainable gains as opposed to more near-term modest results.

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Tanzania Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS) Tools

17 January 2017

Developed by the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) and FANTA, the first edition of the Tanzania NACS tools was completed in 2011 and used nationwide by local government authorities, other implementing partners, and facility- and community-based service providers in 18 regions of the country.

Tanzania Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS) Training Package for Facility-Based Service Providers

5 January 2017

The NACS training package centers on training facility-based health care providers, based on national and global references and standards. It is a key component of the Tanzanian government’s commitment to integrating quality nutrition services into routine health care and treatment under the National Multisectoral Nutrition Action Plan (2016−2021).

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