Meeting Shared Evidence and Programmatic Considerations for the Use of Small Quantity Lipid-based Nutrient Supplements for the Prevention of Malnutrition

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FANTA and the International Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (iLiNS) Project hosted a technical meeting to bring program implementers and researchers together to take stock of the lessons learned from operationalizing Small Quantity Lipid-based Nutrient Supplements (SQ-LNS) in a programmatic setting. The meeting was held October 14–16, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Meeting objectives included:

  • Share the efficacy and effectiveness evidence available on the use of SQ-LNS for the prevention of malnutrition
  • Discuss and summarize experiences on key operational topics in the use of SQ-LNS for the prevention of undernutrition in women and children, including challenges and lessons learned
  • Outline the key operational conditions needed to consider rolling-out programs using SQ-LNS
  • Identify an implementation research agenda

The main operational and programmatic issues discussed included the use of SQ-LNS by the target populations, Social and Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) related to SQ-LNS, the economics of SQ-LNS, and logistics of SQ-LNS, such as registration, importation/production, storage, distribution, supervision, and training.

16 October 2015

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