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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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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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Effective Sustainability and Exit Strategies for USAID FFP Development Food Assistance Projects

19 January 2017

FANTA’s exit strategy study, conducted by Tufts University, has fundamentally informed the strategic approaches of FFP’s new strategy. The study was carried out in four countries to provide guidance to future development projects on sustainability. Recommendations from the study are reflected in the FFP guidance, which focuses on longer-term sustainable gains as opposed to more near-term modest results.

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Tanzania Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS) Tools

17 January 2017

Developed by the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) and FANTA, the first edition of the Tanzania NACS tools was completed in 2011 and used nationwide by local government authorities, other implementing partners, and facility- and community-based service providers in 18 regions of the country.

Tanzania Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS) Training Package for Facility-Based Service Providers

5 January 2017

The NACS training package centers on training facility-based health care providers, based on national and global references and standards. It is a key component of the Tanzanian government’s commitment to integrating quality nutrition services into routine health care and treatment under the National Multisectoral Nutrition Action Plan (2016−2021).

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Improving Dietary Diversity to Enhance Women’s and Children’s Nutritional Status in Guatemala’s Western Highlands: Recommendations for the Guatemalan Agriculture Sector

29 December 2016

The agriculture sector has a significant role to play in improving the nutritional status of women and children. This brief provides recommendations to improve availability of and access to nutrient-dense local foods to improve dietary diversity and reduce nutrient gaps among women and children in the Western Highlands.

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26th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture: The Virtuous Emulsification of Business and Nutrition

19 December 2016

With FANTA support, the 26th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture took place at the International Food Policy Research Institute and explored how non-business and business actors engage more productively within the mixed-economy food system to form healthy rather than toxic alliances in the fight against malnutrition.


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