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Quality Improvement Strengthens Malawi’s Nutrition Services

14 May 2018

Facing a very high mortality rate among children with severe acute malnutrition, the Malawi Ministry of Health and FANTA implemented the quality improvement model for improvement to help reduce the child death rates. This brief describes the effort, results, and lessons learned. 

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Manual for Country-Level Nutrition Advocacy Using PROFILES and Nutrition Costing

10 May 2018

FANTA released a manual with step-by-step instructions for facilitating a country-level nutrition advocacy planning process using the PROFILES nutrition advocacy tool and nutrition costing. Based on a process FANTA developed by facilitating nutrition advocacy in developing countries, the manual includes planning guidance; session plans and handouts for workshops and meetings; presentations with notes; and templates.

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Webinar on Pre-service Nutrition Education and Training

9 May 2018

FANTA's Pre-service Nutrition Education and Training Webinar, held on May 9th, covered the current environment for pre-service nutrition education and training for health professionals, including gaps, challenges, and actions that need to be taken.

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Strengthening the Evidence Base for Nutrition Interventions during the First 1,000 Days

30 April 2018

FANTA and its research partners strengthen evidence base for nutrition interventions during the critical first 1,000 days of life.

 

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Feed the Future Population-Based Survey Sampling Guide and Calculator

26 April 2018

New sampling guide describes survey designs and analysis of data for generating indicators through population-based surveys in Feed the Future Zones of Influence. Companion calculator produces required sample sizes. 

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Food Product Research Roundtable

20 April 2018

FANTA hosts nutrition research roundtable on results of USAID-funded nutrition research on prevention of malnutrition in the first 1,000 days.

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Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on Update of the 2008 Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Training Guide

16 April 2018

FANTA hosted a stakeholder consultation in March 2018 to discuss updating the training guide for health care providers who manage, supervise, and implement Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) in emergency and non-emergency contexts. The updated guide will include WHO’s new guidance on management of CMAM, evidence, best practices, and lessons learned from field implementers. 

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Uganda District Nutrition Coordination Committee Initiative

5 April 2018

FANTA and partners undertook a 2-year initiative to strengthen nutrition leadership and governance at the national and district levels in Uganda. This effort, called the District Nutrition Coordination Committee (DNCC) Initiative, focused on 10 districts. A recently published brief provides an overview of the approach, as well as lessons learned.

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FANTA Participates in Nutrition Modelers Consortium Meeting

2 April 2018

FANTA participates in Nutrition Modelers Consortium meeting to support the uptake of evidence-based tools for decision making in nutrition programs in low- and middle-income countries. 

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FANTA Project Annual Highlights

30 March 2018

From October 2016 to September 2017, we strengthened the capacity of over 2,800 health care professionals, developed 32 tools to support nutrition programs, and assisted with the development of 9 global- and national-level nutrition policies.

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