From 2010 to 2017, FANTA collaborated with Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre; the Prime Minister’s Office; Local Government Authorities; key nutrition stakeholders; media; and the private sector to strengthen multisectoral nutrition governance and integrate nutrition assessment, counseling, and support (NACS) into health service delivery at facility and community levels. FANTA also worked toward supporting advocacy to promote commitment to and accountability for nutrition, scaling up nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programming, and improving nutrition service delivery throughout the country. FANTA’s activities in support of the Government of Tanzania included:
- Working with U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)/Tanzania Partners to support NACS integration and scale-up in health care facilities and community-based health services
- Updating the National Guidelines on Nutrition Care and Support for People Living with HIV based on new evidence and global guidance, and realigning the 1992 National Food and Nutrition Policy with the 2011 National Nutrition Strategy
- Leading a collaboration of stakeholders to develop a nutrition advocacy plan and materials
- Teaming with Tanzania-based MFDI and the Swahiliwood film industry to co-produce Ngoma ya Roho, a feature film that promotes positive change in social norms and behaviors known to affect nutrition
- Coordinating with the Feed the Future-funded Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Project to develop community nutrition materials and train community service providers
- Strengthening national coordination on nutrition by participating in the Development Partners Group for Nutrition
A summary of FANTA’s work in Tanzania is provided in Systemic Scale-up of Nutrition Programming in Tanzania: A Report on FANTA Activities from 2010 to 2017.