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FANTA Presents at Fall 2017 CORE Group Global Health Practitioner Conference

22 September 2017

FANTA staff will participate 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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Operationalizing Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS) Guidance In Zambia: A Report on FANTA Activities from 2013 to 2017

14 September 2017

Over the last four years, FANTA worked with the Government of the Republic of Zambia, PEPFAR Implementing Partners, and other key nutrition stakeholders to integrate NACS into the country’s health policy, planning, and service delivery.  A new report describes our contributions to Zambia’s efforts to address the nutrition problems of children, women, and people with chronic infectious diseases, including HIV. 

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Evidence on the Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Preventing Malnutrition in the First 1,000 Days: Presentation of the Research Findings of the Preventing Malnutrition in Children Under 2 Approach (PM2A) Studies in Burundi and Guatemala

7 September 2017

The findings from and implications of the USAID Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP)-supported multi-year studies on the impact and cost-effectiveness of the Preventing Malnutrition in Children Under 2 Approach (PM2A) in Burundi and Guatemala were presented and discussed at an event on September 11, 2017. The event was hosted by FANTA, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), IFPRI, and Mercy Corps, with support from USAID/FFP. 

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FANTA Hosted Knowledge Sharing and Dissemination Event: September 6, 2017, Washington, DC

6 September 2017

FANTA hosted the FANTA Knowledge Sharing and Dissemination Event on September 6, from 8:30am – 4:30pm at FHI 360’s Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

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Cote d’Ivoire Nutrition Counseling Flipchart (Actions Essentielles en Nutrition Plus)

31 August 2017

A new tool, available in French, provides health care providers and community workers in Cote d’Ivoire with key messages and visual aids needed to provide one-on-one counseling and group education on a  variety of nutrition topics including food groups for adequate nutrition, nutrition for pregnant and lactating women, breastfeeding, infant feeding in the context of HIV, nutrition care and support for people living with HIV, overweight, and food hygiene and healthy lifestyle. 

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Nurturing Uganda’s Next Generation of Nutritionists

29 August 2017

Become inspired! FANTA tells the story of a group of Ugandan graduates who received on-the-job training and mentorships to ready them for a career in nutrition. The Uganda Nutrition Fellowship is just one way FANTA supported the development of a cadre of skilled, creative, and innovative nutrition professionals.

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Documentary Film: Uganda Nutrition Fellowship: Creating Leaders in Nutrition

28 August 2017

In the inspiring documentary “The Uganda Nutrition Fellowship: Creating Leaders in Nutrition,” recent nutrition graduates tell the story of their unique opportunity to receive work experience, professional development, and mentorship from several host organizations. The Fellowship was implemented by FANTA to help these graduates develop strong skills in program design and implementation, advocacy, M&E, and accountability.   

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Cote d’Ivoire Nutrition Assessment, Counseling and Support (NACS) Job Aids

26 August 2017

A new set of visual nutrition assessment, counseling, and support (NACS) job aids is now available. The 43 job aids were developed by FANTA, in collaboration with Cote d’Ivoire’s National Nutrition Program, for use by health facility-based care workers when diagnosing and managing undernutrition, overweight, and obesity for children, adolescent and adult clients. 

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Nigeria Nutrition Assessment, Counseling and Support (NACS) Job Aids

21 August 2017

Job aids to guide nutrition service provision are now available in Nigeria. FANTA worked with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to develop these counseling materials as part of Nigeria’s initiative to integrate nutrition assessment, counseling, and support (NACS) into its health services delivery system.

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Quality Improvement Strengthens Malawi’s Nutrition Services

16 August 2017

FANTA and Malawi’s Ministry of Health (MOH) have been working together to incorporate quality improvement (QI) into Malawi’s national guidelines for NCST and CMAM. Their “Model for Improvement,” described in the Malawi Nutrition Quality Improvement Brief # 1, is providing the foundational framework for making improvements to the country’s nutrition services and for ensuring they focus on the patient, systems and process, the data, and multisectoral team work.

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