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Ensuring Attainment of Required Survey Sample Size of Children under 5 Years of Age through the Projection of the Appropriate Number of Households to Randomly Sample

19 July 2018

Read about a new approach to projecting the required number of households to randomly sample to ensure the required sample size of children under 5 years.

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Côte d'Ivoire Nutrition Training Modules

16 July 2018

This set of French-language training materials was created for the Côte d'Ivoire Ministry of Health to train facility-based health workers treating people with malnutrition. Eight modules cover topics from diagnoses and treatment of malnutrition, to nutrition for people living with HIV and monitoring and evaluation of nutrition services.

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Anthropometry Pocket References for Children and Adolescents

13 July 2018

FANTA’s updated anthropometry pocket references for children and adolescents provide a quick summary of common definitions, cutoffs, and classifications.


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

11 July 2018

Two new FANTA reports update results on strengthening and evaluating the Preventing Malnutrition in Children under 2 Years of Age Approach in Guatemala and Burundi.

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Improving Pre-Service Nutrition Education and Training of Frontline Health Care Providers

9 July 2018

New technical brief describes FANTA’s four-step process for improving pre-service nutrition education and training of frontline health care providers.

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Standardized Mid-Upper Arm Circumference Cutoffs for Adolescents and Adults

5 July 2018

Read the new report on FANTA’s technical consultation on the use of global mid-upper arm cut-offs as an indicator of adult undernutrition.

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Strengthening Sustainability of Nutrition Programming and Integrating Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS) into the HIV Treatment, Care, and Support Program in Ethiopia: A Report on FANTA Activities from 2012 to 2018

2 July 2018

From 2012 to 2018, FANTA worked closely with the Government of Ethiopia and its partners to improve and sustain the quality of nutrition programs, with an emphasis on integrating nutrition assessment, counseling, and support (NACS) into the country’s HIV Treatment, Care, and Support Program.

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Integrating Family Planning into Development Food Security Activities: Formative Research with the Njira Project in Malawi

29 June 2018

FANTA conducted formative research with the USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP)-funded Njira development food security activity to inform opportunities for family planning integration within its nutrition and food security programming.

Integrating Nutrition into Health Service Delivery Systems: Experience from Uganda

25 June 2018

New brief describes FANTA’s work to build Uganda’s capacity to integrate NACS into its health service delivery systems.

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Guide to Anthropometry: A Practical Tool for Program Planners, Managers, and Implementers

18 June 2018

The revised Guide to Anthropometry: A Practical Tool for Program Planners, Managers, and Implementers, which updates the 2003 Anthropometric Indicators Measurement Guide, is now available. This user-friendly resource can be used to better collect, understand, and use anthropometric data on children, adolescents, and adults as part of service provision, surveillance, surveys, monitoring and evaluation, or program design.


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