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Assessing the Feasibility and Validity of Using Eye Tracking to Study Infants’ Cognitive Function in Rural Malawi

19 May 2017

FANTA partners carried out a field test with 9-month-old infants in rural Malawi to assess the feasibility of using a non-invasive, eye-tracking-based method to assess infant cognitive function in a low-income setting. The method was found to be feasible. A follow-up study showed few associations between eye- tracking-based assessment of visual and cognitive function at 9 months and non-specific risk markers for early child development.

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Implementation Science: Translating Nutrition Research into Practice

12 May 2017

FANTA draws on implementation science to translate research and experience into evidence-based guidance and practice for nutrition programming. FANTA and its partners have conducted or are conducting implementation-related research in a range of areas, including growth monitoring and promotion programs; lipid-based nutrient supplements; and nutrition assessment, counseling, and support services.

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Workshop on Cutting-Edge Tools for Advocacy and Decision Making in Nutrition Programs

4 May 2017

Hosted by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, at the New York Academy of Science and the Micronutrient Forum in New York City April 27–28, 2017, the workshop focused on supporting the adoption and utilization of three types of tools. Kavita Sethuraman and Monica Woldt represented FANTA at the workshop. Kavita presented on PROFILES and activity-based costing, and Monica was a member of a facilitated panel discussion, “Perspectives from policy makers and implementers.”

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FANTA's Uganda Nutrition Fellowship

27 April 2017

Read the story about the 12 Fellows who were selected for a spot in the 18-month Uganda Nutrition Fellowship program. Each Fellow was placed in a host organization where their daily work brought them experience and included mentoring on a range of nutrition topics. They attended multi-day retreats, where they developed leadership and management skills, and professional development workshops, where they participated in interactive-learning sessions and team-building activities.

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