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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.

Explore our Technical Area Spotlights featuring research and tools from USAID and USAID Advancing Nutrition that can help you adopt proven approaches to reduce malnutrition.

Our Focus Areas


Browse a selection of 10 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

Group of mothers holding their children while sitting under a tree in Ghana. The two mothers in the front of the group are smiling :).

Integrating Responsive Care and Early Learning into Nutrition Services in Ghana: Tools, Resources, and Findings

Early Childhood Development Responsive Care and Early Learning Addendum for IYCF Counseling Counseling

In Ghana, we tested an approach to integrate responsive care and early learning content into existing nutrition counseling services to support improved caregiving practices.

Health worker documenting small infant's weight outside with a hanging scale, while the mother holding the child.

Developing a Learning Agenda to Strengthen Counseling within Growth Monitoring and Promotion

Nutrition and Health Systems

USAID and USAID Advancing Nutrition in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO, and GFF developed a learning agenda to strengthen counseling within growth monitoring and promotion services.

Group of health workers watching a trainer show them how to work with a newborn in a classroom.

Improving Quality of Nutrition Service Delivery: A Call to Action to Strengthen the Nutrition Content in Pre-Service Training

Capacity Strengthening Nutrition and Health Systems

USAID Advancing Nutrition held a virtual meeting with stakeholders from six countries to discuss ways to enhance nutrition components of pre-service training for frontline health workers.

Village Savings and Loans Association /Mother to Mother Support Groups(VSLA/MTMSGs) in a cooking demonstration of the preparation of soya meal outdoors.

Strengthening Community Structures to Promote Optimal Nutrition Behaviors in Ghana

Capacity Strengthening Nutrition and Health Systems Social and Behavior Change and Gender

In Ghana, USAID Advancing Nutrition is tackling malnutrition by strengthening community structures for social and behavior change.

Woman sitting in her house, holding her young infant, as a health worker does a physical check of the child.

Strengthening Health Systems in Northern Ghana for Improved Nutrition

Capacity Strengthening Nutrition and Health Systems

USAID Advancing Nutrition strengthens health workers' capacity to deliver high-quality nutrition services in northern Ghana.

Members of the National Nutrition Partners Coordination Committee (NaNuPacc) taking a group photo in front of a building.

Strengthening Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Planning, Coordination, and Financing in Northern Ghana

Capacity Strengthening Food Systems Nutrition and Health Systems

In collaboration with key stakeholders, USAID Advancing Nutrition supports multi-sectoral nutrition planning, coordination, and financing in northern Ghana.