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Zambian Health Officials Tap into Tanzania’s Experience with NACS Integration during Study Visit

12 March 2017

FANTA supported a visit to Tanzania in November 2016 by a delegation of Zambian national and district health officials to learn from Tanzania’s experience integrating nutrition assessment, counseling, and support (NACS) into its health care services. The four-day visit provided the Zambian officials with new ideas for strengthening NACS implementation and integration.

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Effectiveness of a Package of Interventions for Sustaining Nutritional Status among Children Recently Recovered from Moderate Acute Malnutrition

6 March 2017

The results from a FANTA study, conducted by partner Washington University in St. Louis, indicate that an additional package of basic health and nutrition services provided to children upon discharge from a supplementary feeding program for treatment of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) improves the likelihood that recovery from MAM will be sustained.

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Nutrition Costing and Advocacy in Guatemala

28 February 2017

Chronic malnutrition affects almost half of children under 5 in Guatemala, negatively affecting child health and educational attainment, and the country’s development. Greater investment in nutrition services will be imperative to achieve national development objectives. Advocacy briefs and a new Spanish-language video from FANTA and USAID/Guatemala raise awareness about the need for increased funding for nutrition.

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FANTA Co-Hosts Launch and Transfer of Maternal and Child Nutrition e-Learning Course to Guatemala Ministry of Health

22 February 2017

During a ceremony held at INCAP, FANTA and INCAP formally launched and transferred a new e-Learning course on maternal and child nutrition to the MOH’s e-learning platform. The online course trains health personnel in quality preventive nutrition services. Learn more

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Tanzania National Guidelines for Nutrition Care and Support of People with HIV

16 February 2017

These national guidelines aim to standardize nutrition care and support for malnourished people with HIV at both health facility and community levels; provide a framework for planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation; and help front-line service providers deliver quality nutrition services for people with HIV.

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Uganda District Nutrition Coordination Committee Initiative

10 February 2017

A new brief describes support provided to Uganda District Nutrition Coordination Committees (DNCC) and their stakeholders to define DNCC functionality, which includes specific roles, responsibilities, and benchmarks against which DNCC capacity and performance can be measured. These efforts were part of FANTA’s DNCC Initiative, which has strengthened national and district nutrition leadership and governance in Uganda.

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Webinar: What Can Be Done to Prevent Chronic Malnutrition in Guatemala at the Municipality Level?

8 February 2017

To strengthen actions preventing chronic malnutrition in Guatemalan municipalities, FANTA and INCAP held a webinar aimed at municipal authorities on how to implement activities around local food-based recommendations to meet the nutritional requirements of the women and children in the Western Highlands.

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FANTA Recognized for Helping Government of Côte d’Ivoire Mobilize Resources for the 2016-2020 Multisectoral Nutrition Plan

6 February 2017

FANTA and the National Nutrition Program Coordination Directorate of Côte d’Ivoire co-sponsored a resource mobilization roundtable on the country’s 2016–2020 Multisectoral Nutrition Plan (MSNP). The event helped increase financial commitments to the MSNP by 77%, from 227 million to 401 million CFA francs, over a two-day period.

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4th Micronutrient Forum Global Conference

2 February 2017

FANTA’s partners presented on the project’s work on lipid-based nutrient supplements effectiveness and the preventing malnutrition in children under 2 approach at the 4th Micronutrient Forum Global Conference. The forum brought together participants from research, program delivery, policy, advocacy, business, and philanthropy to share knowledge and experiences in micronutrient malnutrition.

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Effectiveness of Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements in Bangladesh

27 January 2017

Findings from a study in Bangladesh show that prenatal lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) can improve birth outcomes in Bangladeshi women, especially those at higher risk of fetal growth restriction. Supplementation during pregnancy reduced newborn stunting, low BMI, and small head size in the study population.

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