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USAID Advancing Nutrition draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement, and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. Working across and through varied sectors, we provide technical support to and implementation of nutrition interventions for USAID and its partners to address the root causes of malnutrition. We also provide technical assistance to USAID to support the implementation of the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy 2014-2025 in the many countries where USAID works.

Our Focus Areas


Browse a selection of 11 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

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HEmoglobin MEasurement Study: Improving Anemia Assessment

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

To test methods to improve procedures to determine anemia estimates, five partners to understand which most accurately measures hemoglobin concentrations.

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What Tools do Community Health Workers Want to Help Them Practice Compassionate Counseling on Nutrition?

Nutrition and Health Systems Social and Behavior Change and Gender

As integral members of health systems, community health workers (CHWs) are often expected to perform one of the hardest tasks: provide timely and tailored counseling to families in the critical first 1,000 days.

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Enabling Data-Driven Food Systems Programming in Nigeria

Food Systems Evidence Generation

USAID Advancing Nutrition is supporting development of a national and subnational Food Systems Dashboard for informed decision-making.

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Capacity Strengthening of Nigeria’s State Committees for Food and Nutrition Improves Coordination and Implementation of Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Activities

Capacity Strengthening

USAID Advancing Nutrition supports the Government of Nigeria to strengthen State Committees for Food and Nutrition across the country to implement nutrition and food security programs and policies.

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Improving Household-Level Processing of Staple Foods in Nigeria to Save Energy and Time and Reduce Food Losses

Food Systems

USAID Advancing Nutrition is facilitating linkages among private sector mechanization providers, the government, and farmers in Nigeria.

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Strengthening Health Worker Capacity to Provide Inpatient Treatment of Wasting in Nigeria

Capacity Strengthening Nutrition and Health Systems Wasting Treatment and Prevention

USAID Advancing Nutrition collaborates with the Federal Ministry of Health to train health workers on the treatment of acute malnutrition.