Latest Project Updates

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Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on Update of the 2008 Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Training Guide

24 April 2018

FANTA hosted a stakeholder consultation in March 2018 to discuss updating the training guide for health care providers who manage, supervise, and implement Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) in emergency and non-emergency contexts. The updated guide will include WHO’s new guidance on management of CMAM, evidence, best practices, and lessons learned from field implementers. 

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Uganda District Nutrition Coordination Committee Initiative

5 April 2018

FANTA and partners undertook a 2-year initiative to strengthen nutrition leadership and governance at the national and district levels in Uganda. This effort, called the District Nutrition Coordination Committee (DNCC) Initiative, focused on 10 districts. A recently published brief provides an overview of the approach, as well as lessons learned.

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FANTA Project Annual Highlights

30 March 2018

From October 2016 to September 2017, we strengthened the capacity of over 2,800 health care professionals, developed 32 tools to support nutrition programs, and assisted with the development of 9 global- and national-level nutrition policies.

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Nutrition Society of Malawi

8 March 2018

FANTA provided technical assistance to Malawi’s nutrition stakeholders to establish the Nutrition Society of Malawi, which aims to represent the interests of Malawian nutritionists, and advocate for influence over national and local policy development and equitable access to high-quality, evidence-based, and cost-effective nutrition interventions for the Malawian population. The Nutrition Society received its certificate of incorporation in February 2018.

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