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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, United Nations 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.

Activities

Browse a selection of 9 activities from this Focus Area technical team.

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USAID Advancing Nutrition Leads Multi-Sectoral Co-creation Initiative in Kenya

The national and county-level plans developed through the co-creation initiative continue to inform sector priorities and various policy documents supported by USAID Advancing Nutrition.

Vaccinator gives a baby, sitting in its caregivers arms, a vaccine at the Nihessiua Health Centre in Nampula, Mozambique.

Strengthening Human Resources Capacity for Improved Nutrition Service Delivery in Mozambique

USAID Advancing Nutrition supported the Ministry of Health in Mozambique to develop a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive supervision tool for nutrition services.

A mother holds her child while receiving health counseling at a health center in the Kyrgyz Republic

Improving Nutrition Services Through Training and Knowledge Sharing in the Kyrgyz Republic

USAID Advancing Nutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic works with health facilities and health care professionals to provide training and knowledge sharing opportunities on nutrition topics.

Growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) involves regularly measuring children, assessing growth adequacy, and linking children to tailored counseling and referral resources. It is designed to identify…
The project is working in the Maradi and Zinder regions of Niger to reduce both the prevalence of anemia among women of reproductive age and adolescents, and vitamin A deficiency among children under…
Technical Advisor Lesley Oot will join an expert panel to share effective strategies for supporting infant and young child feeding IYCF in climate-related emergency settings in an upcoming Global…