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CORE Group’s 2017 Global Health Practitioner Conference

20 April 2017

The focus of the Spring conference was new approaches to social and behavior change (SBC). Mary Packard, FANTA’s Technical Advisor for Social and Behavior Change, presented “Tackling the ‘C’ in NACS.” Lesley Oot, FANTA’s Technical Officer for Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, ran a New Information Circuit, during which participants learned about FANTA’s upcoming Guide to Anthropometry.

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A Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Impact of Dietary Supplementation with Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements on Maternal Health and Pregnancy Outcomes in Rural Malawi

17 April 2017

Results from a FANTA study carried out in rural Malawi by partners University of California, Davis and University of Tampere to test the impact of dietary supplementation with lipid-based nutrient supplements on maternal health and pregnancy outcomes, and to examine the associations of maternal nutrition, stress, infection, inflammation and health with pregnancy outcomes are now available.

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Impact Story: Distance Learning Course Closes the Nutrition Knowledge Gap among Nurses in Guatemala’s Western Highlands

11 April 2017

Auxiliary nurses in Guatemala are responsible for providing the bulk of basic health services in the country. Now, an innovative course is increasing opportunities for health facility staff to gain knowledge in essential nutrition actions. This is the first full scale distance learning course on maternal and child nutrition specifically targeting frontline health workers in Guatemala.

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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Workshops for Food for Peace (FFP) FY16 Awardees

10 April 2017

Since 2008, FANTA has developed and delivered M&E workshops at the start-up of new Food for Peace (FFP) development food security activities. The purpose of the workshops is to convey M&E requirements and to strengthen awardees’ Theories of Change, LogFrames, and Indicator Performance Tracking Tables. For the 2016 fiscal year (FY16), a workshop for new awardees was held in Ethiopia.

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