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

Activities

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

Older woman demonstrating breasfeeding with a doll, while three younger women look on at the University

Strengthening Breastfeeding Counseling Through Mentorship in Kenya

Capacity Strengthening Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Nutrition and Health Systems Social and Behavior Change and Gender

Developing and testing a breastfeeding counseling mentorship program in Kenya.

Woman breastfeeding child while nurse is supervising

Building Political Will and Accountability for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Nutrition and Health Systems

Conducting case studies on implementing Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative national responsibilities in Malawi and the Kyrgyz Republic.

A group of people sitting around a conference table actively discuss nutrition topics.

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

Capacity Strengthening Food Systems Nutrition and Health Systems

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

Capacity Strengthening Nutrition and Health Systems

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

Nutrition and Health Systems

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.

A group of people sitting in a circle are watching a demonstration from a woman sitting in the middle.

Partnering to Improve Maternal and Child Nutrition in Burkina Faso and Kenya

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

USAID Advancing Nutrition received New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) funding to provide grants and support to four organizations in Burkina Faso and Kenya working to improve maternal and child nutrition.