Latest Project Updates

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Standardized Mid-Upper Arm Circumference Cutoffs for Adolescents and Adults

10 July 2017

The results from the second phase of the FANTA-funded MUAC research project conducted by Tufts University are now available. The study analyzed MUAC thresholds for predicting adverse outcomes associated with poor nutritional status for pregnant women and the general adult population. The authors found that MUAC cutoffs in the range of ≤23.0 cm to ≤25.5 cm have the potential to serve as appropriate indicators for low BMI for the general adult population.

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Online “Nutrition-Sensitive Agricultural Programming” Course Helps Bridge the Gap between Nutrition and Agriculture

3 July 2017

Nutrition-Sensitive Agricultural Programming is a unique online course that introduces the fundamentals of nutrition-sensitive agriculture and provides guidelines for program design. Hosted on the Agrilinks and USAID University websites, this USAID-funded course helps development program managers create agriculture programs for smallholder farmers that support good nutrition outcomes.

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Systemic Scale-up of Nutrition Programming in Tanzania: A Report on FANTA Activities from 2010 to 2017

27 June 2017

Focusing on strengthening Tanzania’s multisectoral nutrition governance and scaling up its nutrition assessment, counseling and support (NACS), between 2010 and 2017, FANTA worked with the Government of Tanzania, PEPFAR implementing partners, and local government authorities to improve service delivery at health facility and community levels. Read the report and learn about FANTA’s achievements, challenges, and recommendations.

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Tanzania NACS Training Manual for Community Care Providers in Kiswahili

19 June 2017

FANTA worked with the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre and PEPFAR Implementing Partners to develop a NACS training manual, comprising a Facilitator’s Guide and Participant Handouts. Written in Kiswahili for community care providers, the manual was used to train trainers working with the USAID/Tanzania’s flagship orphans and vulnerable children project, Pamoja Tuwalee (“Together We Care”).

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