News and Events

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Success Story: Improving Regional Capacity for Sustainable NACS Services in Ethiopia

11 October 2017

FANTA leverages in-country resources to help regional health bureaus incorporate nutrition assessment, counseling, and support into routine HIV services to ensure quality and promote sustainability.

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Uganda Health Management Information System for Nutrition (HMIS) Training Package

10 October 2017

FANTA has developed a training package to build the capacity of health services providers responsible for collecting and reporting nutrition data in Uganda. The training material covers nutrition data elements in the Health Management Information System (HMIS), and provides tools and approaches for ensuring ensuring quality data collection and reporting at district, health sub-district, health facility, and central/national levels.

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Uganda Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Coordination Committee Orientation Package

9 October 2017

To strengthen the capacity of nutrition coordination structures at the local government level in Uganda, FANTA, the Office of the Prime Minister, and partners developed the Uganda Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Coordination Committee Orientation Package. Stakeholders will use the package to establish and operationalise multi-sectoral nutrition coordination committees (NCCs), including communicating their roles and responsibilities as part of the Uganda multi-sectoral nutrition coordination framework, and to understand the current nutrition situation and policy environment.

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Impact Story: Preparing Young Nutrition Graduates to Lead the Fight against Malnutrition in Uganda

2 October 2017

The Uganda Nutrition Fellowship (UNF) program, funded by Feed the Future, provides recent nutrition graduates with practical experience, professional development, and mentorship. Between 2013–2016, FANTA implemented two rounds of the UNF program, supporting 20 nutrition graduates, multiple public and private-sector host organizations, and ultimately, Uganda’s fight against malnutrition.

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Strengthening Nutrition Governance: FANTA Achievements and Lessons Learned

25 September 2017

Strengthening nutrition governance is a core part of FANTA’s work because it forms the foundation from which developing countries can provide and sustain quality nutrition services at scale. This report describes how FANTA has helped strengthen nutrition governance in USAID-priority countries and offers lessons learned to inform future efforts.

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FANTA Presented at Fall 2017 CORE Group Global Health Practitioner Conference

22 September 2017

FANTA staff participated in a pre-conference workshop on advocacy; a panel discussion on collaborating with governments for nutrition services, a science session on micronutrient interventions during the first 1,000 days; and poster sessions on FANTA’s Manual for Country-Level Nutrition Advocacy Using PROFILES and Nutrition Costing and the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Toolkit.

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Multisectoral Nutrition Programming: FANTA Achievements and Lessons Learned

18 September 2017

The broad scope and range of FANTA’s multisectoral nutrition programming activities in developing countries are described in this report, as well as the tools and methods the project developed to promote country-led, evidence-based, scalable multisectoral approaches to improved nutrition.

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Evidence on the Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Preventing Malnutrition in the First 1,000 Days: Presentation of the Research Findings of the Preventing Malnutrition in Children Under 2 Approach (PM2A) Studies in Burundi and Guatemala

7 September 2017

The findings from and implications of the USAID Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP)-supported multi-year studies on the impact and cost-effectiveness of the Preventing Malnutrition in Children Under 2 Approach (PM2A) in Burundi and Guatemala were presented and discussed at an event on September 11, 2017. The event was hosted by FANTA, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), IFPRI, and Mercy Corps, with support from USAID/FFP. 

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

6 September 2017

FANTA hosted the FANTA Knowledge Sharing and Dissemination Event on September 6, from 8:30am – 4:30pm at FHI 360’s Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

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Cote d’Ivoire Nutrition Counseling Flipchart (Actions Essentielles en Nutrition Plus)

31 August 2017

A new tool, available in French, provides health care providers and community workers in Cote d’Ivoire with key messages and visual aids needed to provide one-on-one counseling and group education on a  variety of nutrition topics including food groups for adequate nutrition, nutrition for pregnant and lactating women, breastfeeding, infant feeding in the context of HIV, nutrition care and support for people living with HIV, overweight, and food hygiene and healthy lifestyle. 


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