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Access to quality nutrition services in health facilities and across communities is essential to prevent and manage malnutrition and promote optimal nutrition across all life stages. USAID Advancing Nutrition works with communities, governments, UN agencies, and other local and international organizations to strengthen nutrition within health systems. With a special focus on maternal nutrition, breastfeeding, and complementary feeding, we work to improve nutrition services available in communities, strengthen national policies, and build global guidance to ultimately save the lives of women and children around the world.

Our work:

  • Contributes to global evidence on incorporating nutrition into preventive and curative health services
  • Builds health worker capacity to provide quality nutrition services
  • Promotes linkages between families and community health services, as well as linkages between community and facility health services
  • Improves the enabling environment for nutrition.


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Supporting Community-Level Counseling on Pneumonia-Related Behaviors in Kenya

Strengthening counseling related to pneumonia and nutrition within the integrated community case management program.

A woman in a bright yellow t-shirt is at the front door of a woman in a white button up shirt, holding her infant child swaddled in a white blanket. The women are shaking hands.

Working Together to Improve Maternal Nutrition in Uganda

Strengthening maternal nutrition programming to support healthy moms and babies.

Ward and student nurses give a baby a regular check-up

Advancing Digital Tools to Improve the Quality of Nutrition Services

Working to improve the coverage and quality of nutrition services using digital applications.

Community Health Worker weighing child

Strengthening Growth Monitoring and Promotion

Conducting a two-country case study to understand best practices and approaches to strengthen GMP

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