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Indonesia Minimum Service Standards for Nutrition: Technical Briefs for District Health Administrators and Governors and Heads of Districts

13 October 2017

Indonesia’s updated Minimum Service Standards (MSS) at the district level define health services that must be provided to its citizens. FANTA has produced two technical briefs to orient district health administrators (DHAs) and heads of districts and governors (who oversee DHAs) on why nutrition is important to achieve the MSS district health indicators. The briefs also provide guidance on nutrition interventions needed to improve health and nutrition outcomes and achieve the MSS district health indicators.

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Success Story: Improving Regional Capacity for Sustainable NACS Services in Ethiopia

11 October 2017

FANTA leverages in-country resources to help regional health bureaus incorporate nutrition assessment, counseling, and support into routine HIV services to ensure quality and promote sustainability.

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Uganda Health Management Information System for Nutrition (HMIS) Training Package

10 October 2017

FANTA has developed a training package to build the capacity of health services providers responsible for collecting and reporting nutrition data in Uganda. The training material covers nutrition data elements in the Health Management Information System (HMIS), and provides tools and approaches for ensuring ensuring quality data collection and reporting at district, health sub-district, health facility, and central/national levels.

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Uganda Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Coordination Committee Orientation Package

9 October 2017

To strengthen the capacity of nutrition coordination structures at the local government level in Uganda, FANTA, the Office of the Prime Minister, and partners developed the Uganda Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Coordination Committee Orientation Package. Stakeholders will use the package to establish and operationalise multi-sectoral nutrition coordination committees (NCCs), including communicating their roles and responsibilities as part of the Uganda multi-sectoral nutrition coordination framework, and to understand the current nutrition situation and policy environment.

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Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of the Preventing Malnutrition in Children under 2 Approach

4 October 2017

This report presents the findings from the second follow-up survey implemented in eastern Burundi and conducted in 2014, on the impact of Tubaramure, a Preventing Malnutrition in Children under 2 Approach (PM2A) program. Conducted by FANTA partner IFPRI, the report assesses the post-program impact on children 24–41 months and their mothers.

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Impact Story: Preparing Young Nutrition Graduates to Lead the Fight against Malnutrition in Uganda

2 October 2017

The Uganda Nutrition Fellowship (UNF) program, funded by Feed the Future, provides recent nutrition graduates with practical experience, professional development, and mentorship. Between 2013–2016, FANTA implemented two rounds of the UNF program, supporting 20 nutrition graduates, multiple public and private-sector host organizations, and ultimately, Uganda’s fight against malnutrition.

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Effectiveness of Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements in Bangladesh

28 September 2017

As part of our ongoing Rang Din Nutrition study in Bangladesh, a new report details the costs and cost-effectiveness of providing dietary supplementation to pregnant mothers and children under 2 years. The results add to our understanding of the cost-effectiveness of alternative interventions for improving the nutritional status, and growth, and development of young children during the critical first 1,000 days.   

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Strengthening Nutrition Governance: FANTA Achievements and Lessons Learned

25 September 2017

Strengthening nutrition governance is a core part of FANTA’s work because it forms the foundation from which developing countries can provide and sustain quality nutrition services at scale. This report describes how FANTA has helped strengthen nutrition governance in USAID-priority countries and offers lessons learned to inform future efforts.

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FANTA Presented at Fall 2017 CORE Group Global Health Practitioner Conference

22 September 2017

FANTA staff participated in a pre-conference workshop on advocacy; a panel discussion on collaborating with governments for nutrition services, a science session on micronutrient interventions during the first 1,000 days; and poster sessions on FANTA’s Manual for Country-Level Nutrition Advocacy Using PROFILES and Nutrition Costing and the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Toolkit.

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Multisectoral Nutrition Programming: FANTA Achievements and Lessons Learned

18 September 2017

The broad scope and range of FANTA’s multisectoral nutrition programming activities in developing countries are described in this report, as well as the tools and methods the project developed to promote country-led, evidence-based, scalable multisectoral approaches to improved nutrition.

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