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FANTA Participates in 6th Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference
Brenda Shenute Namugumya, FANTA/Uganda Nutrition Specialist, is presenting a poster on FANTA’s Uganda Nutrition Fellowship (UNF) program at this year’s African Nutritional Epidemiology Conference in Accra, Ghana. First initiated in 2013 for a 12-month period, the UNF program aims to strengthen the competences of nutrition graduates through practical experience, professional development, and mentorship. The first eight fellows graduated this past June with a new class to be enrolled this fall. Learn more about the UNF Program.
FANTA is working with the Lesotho Ministry of Health to improve nutrition services for HIV-positive pregnant and lactating women and their children. Through training of trainers on NACS, FANTA is strengthening participants’ knowledge of the causes and consequences of malnutrition in HIV-affected populations and helping to improve skills in nutritional assessment and classification and nutrition counseling.