Ethiopia has made great strides in reducing high levels of hunger and undernutrition across the country. However, the impact of HIV and other infectious diseases on adult and child nutrition remains a concern. FANTA is working closely with Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health, USAID, and in-country partners to support quality integration of nutrition assessment, counselling, and support (NACS) into HIV care and treatment services to reduce the severity of these illnesses and improve the quality of life of the people living with them.
FANTA’s activities in Ethiopia include:
- Strengthening national and regional capacity to maximize the impact of nutrition and access to NACS in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases
- Providing technical assistance to the Federal Ministry of Health and partners to develop national guidelines, training curricula, and advocacy materials as they pertain to nutrition
- Delivering in-service nutrition training to health care providers
- Strengthening monitoring and evaluation capacity by providing improved approaches and tools for data collection management, analysis, and utilization