Latest Project Updates

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Technical Consultation on Global Mid-Upper Arm Circumference Cutoffs to Assess Undernutrition in Adults

28 February 2018

FANTA invited a group of stakeholders and anthropometry experts to meet in Washington, DC, on February 12–13, 2018, to discuss the diagnostic accuracy of using mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) cutoffs for identifying undernutrition in adults. The group agreed that MUAC is an indicator for undernutrition in adults and determined the next steps toward recommending global MUAC cutoffs.

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Gender Consultation for New Food for Peace Development Food Security Activities

24 February 2018

FANTA led a three-day gender consultation in Kampala, Uganda, in January for implementers of new FFP development assistance projects. Participants discussed gender dynamics and theory of change, conducting a gender analysis, and integrating gender analysis findings into project plans.

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Malawi Nutrition Care, Support, and Treatment for Adolescents and Adults: Training Materials for Facility-Based Service Providers

22 February 2018

To support Malawi in implementing the National Guidelines on Nutrition Care, Support, and Treatment (NCST) for Adolescents and Adults, FANTA produced a set of NCST training materials for facility-based health service providers. The training materials include a facilitators guide, a participant’s manual comprising of six training modules, an instructional PowerPoint, and reference material.

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Malawi’s National Guidelines on Nutrition Care, Support, and Treatment for Adolescents and Adults, Second Edition

21 February 2018

With support from FANTA and partners, Malawi has updated its national guidelines on nutrition care, support, and treatment to include new international guidance on nutrition. The 2017 update aligns with Malawi’s 2016 guidelines for community-based management of acute malnutrition and the third edition of the guidelines for clinical management of HIV in children and adults.

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