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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 cutoffs 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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The Partnership for HIV-Free Survival

11 June 2018

The work conducted by the MOH and six implementing partners in Uganda on the Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS) project is described in a final report. Section 1 provides the background to the initiative. Section 2 describes the PHFS design, management, and implementation, and includes an assessment of whether these met stakeholders’ expectations. Section 3 discusses the initiative’s achievements. Section 4 synthesizes the best practices and lessons learned.


Uganda Legacy Brief: Strengthening Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Programming in Uganda

8 June 2018

With the overall objective to strengthen nutrition programming, we worked with the Government of Uganda to increase the country’s awareness of and commitment to malnutrition; build its capacity to plan for, deliver, and monitor integrated nutrition services across sectors; and strengthen information sharing and learning among partners.  

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Uganda Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Toolkit

7 June 2018

FANTA helped develop Uganda’s online Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Toolkit, which supports stakeholders implementing multisectoral nutrition interventions at the local government level. The toolkit provides guidance in planning, implementation, and monitoring of multi-sectoral nutrition activities as well as access to key resources and tools to support these activities.


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National Recipe Guide Using Local Foods to Improve the Nutritional Status and Health of Adolescents and Adults in Côte d’Ivoire

4 June 2018

FANTA worked with Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Health to develop a French-language recipe guide to help improve the nutritional status and health of adolescents and adults. Based on locally grown foods, the 41 easy-to-use recipes were developed for persons with malnutrition, diabetes, hypertension, and HIV.


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