News and Events

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Materials for Mozambique's Nutrition Rehabilitation Program

11 August 2017

With a focus on the management of malnutrition of adolescents and adults in Mozambique’s health care system, FANTA and the Ministry of Health have finalized a comprehensive package of materials for the national Nutrition Rehabilitation Program (Programa de Reabilitação Nutricional [PRN]). The Manual for Nutrition Treatment and Rehabilitation - Volume II for Adolescents and Adults, and companion job aids, training materials, and reporting forms, were created to help health care workers implement PRN.

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

8 August 2017

The FANTA Knowledge Sharing and Dissemination Event will be held on September 6 in Washington, DC. The event highlights our multisectoral nutrition activities and innovations over the last six years and the impact of our work at the global, country, and community levels.

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Guidelines for Integrating Nutrition into Agriculture Enterprise Mixes in Uganda

6 August 2017

A new training package helps district production staff integrate nutrition into agriculture interventions and work with farmers to improve household food and nutrition security.

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World Breastfeeding Week 2017

1 August 2017

Sustaining Breastfeeding Together is the theme of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, which occurs August 1–7, 2017. Groups around the world will focus on the importance of breastfeeding to early childhood development. Learn how FANTA strengthens capacity and the evidence base on optimal breastfeeding practices to improve maternal and child survival.

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Uganda Monitoring and Support Supervision Checklists and Monthly Reporting Form for Nutrition Coordination Committees

19 July 2017

To support the efforts of Uganda’s multi-sectoral nutrition coordination committees, FANTA and the Uganda Office of the Prime Minister Nutrition Secretariat have developed a set of tools for monitoring, reporting on, and tracking progress of nutrition governance and Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan (MSNAP) activities at all levels of local government. The tools include support supervision checklists and a quarterly reporting template. 

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Standardized Mid-Upper Arm Circumference Cutoffs for Adolescents and Adults

10 July 2017

The results from the second phase of the FANTA-funded MUAC research project conducted by Tufts University are now available. The study analyzed MUAC thresholds for predicting adverse outcomes associated with poor nutritional status for pregnant women and the general adult population. The authors found that MUAC cutoffs in the range of ≤23.0 cm to ≤25.5 cm have the potential to serve as appropriate indicators for low BMI for the general adult population.

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Online “Nutrition-Sensitive Agricultural Programming” Course Helps Bridge the Gap between Nutrition and Agriculture

3 July 2017

Nutrition-Sensitive Agricultural Programming is a unique online course that introduces the fundamentals of nutrition-sensitive agriculture and provides guidelines for program design. Hosted on the Agrilinks and USAID University websites, this USAID-funded course helps development program managers create agriculture programs for smallholder farmers that support good nutrition outcomes.

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Systemic Scale-up of Nutrition Programming in Tanzania: A Report on FANTA Activities from 2010 to 2017

27 June 2017

Focusing on strengthening Tanzania’s multisectoral nutrition governance and scaling up its nutrition assessment, counseling and support (NACS), between 2010 and 2017, FANTA worked with the Government of Tanzania, PEPFAR implementing partners, and local government authorities to improve service delivery at health facility and community levels. Read the report and learn about FANTA’s achievements, challenges, and recommendations.

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Launch of the Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Nutrition

26 June 2017

Launched on June 20, 2017, the PFN is a platform for the Uganda Parliament and development partners to raise awareness about the country’s nutrition priorities and discuss issues of resource prioritization and allocation. FANTA and USAID’s Advocacy for Better Health (ABH), in collaboration with the Ugandan government and other partners, were central to establishing the Forum. 

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Tanzania NACS Training Manual for Community Care Providers in Kiswahili

19 June 2017

FANTA worked with the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre and PEPFAR Implementing Partners to develop a NACS training manual, comprising a Facilitator’s Guide and Participant Handouts. Written in Kiswahili for community care providers, the manual was used to train trainers working with the USAID/Tanzania’s flagship orphans and vulnerable children project, Pamoja Tuwalee (“Together We Care”).

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