The Reverberating Impact of COVID-19 on Nutrition

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By disrupting systems that provide nutritious food and nutrition interventions, COVID-19 is expected to critically damage the nutrition of vulnerable groups. When children are not able to reach their full potential due to poor nutrition early in their lives, we risk losing an entire generation.

[Webinar] Recommended Priority Actions for Improved Maternal Nutrition in Uganda

In Uganda, similar to other low- and middle-income countries, maternal undernutrition and inadequate gestational weight gain are prevalent and of growing concern. The Government of Uganda (GOU) and partners are working together to help prevent maternal undernutrition during pregnancy and the postnatal period, including lactation. New national guidelines—the Maternal, Infant, Young Child, and Adolescent Nutrition (MIYCAN) guidelines and the second Uganda Nutrition Action Plan—aim to address existing gaps in policies for delivering maternal nutrition interventions.

Project Coordinator, Nutrition and Health Systems (NHS)

Submitted by bcox on Thu, 01/28/2021 - 13:44

The USAID Advancing Nutrition Project Coordinator, Nutrition and Health Systems (NHS) position is open for recruitment from January 27 - February 10, 2021. The project coordinator can expect to support operational tasks and deliverables including hiring consultants and firms, reviewing budgets, developing detailed implementation plans, tracking deadlines, and coordinating meetings. They may be also asked to contribute to technical activities, including literature reviews, support to research activities, and webinar planning.

Senior Technical Consultant for Assessing the Pre-Service Training Curriculum of a Frontline Worker in Bangladesh

Submitted by bcox on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 11:40

USAID Advancing Nutrition (USAID AN) is seeking a Senior Technical Consultant in Bangladesh for assessing the pre-service training curriculum of a frontline worker in Bangladesh as part of USAID AN’s test of its newly developed tool, Strengthening Nutrition Competencies for Frontline Workers. The tool is designed to identify areas within the pre-service training curricula of one cadre of frontline health worker where nutrition content can be strengthened and provide recommendations for doing so. The consultant will be expected to: