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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.

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Browse a selection of 24 activities from our Focus Area technical teams.

Group of women sitting outside on benches with their children, listening to an instructor who is conducing a lesson.

Lessons and Recommendations for Strengthening the Capacity of Local Organizations Working in Nutrition

Capacity Strengthening Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

This learning agenda documents best practices and recommendations related to strengthening the capacity of local organizations working in nutrition.

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.

Small infant being weighed by two health professionals, as the mother watches on.

Strengthening Community-based Integrated Child Services in Western Honduras

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

In support of a key government strategy, USAID Advancing Nutrition strengthens the capacity of health service providers to improve community-based nutrition services in western Honduras.

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.