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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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