Map of Tanzania

USAID Advancing Nutrition started working in Tanzania in November 2019. The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has taken a multi-sectoral approach to address malnutrition, committing to high-level initiatives at the global and national levels. USAID Advancing Nutrition will strengthen the government’s efforts by providing direct technical assistance at the national level. We aim to—

  • strengthen the capacity of the Prime Minister’s Office and the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Council to facilitate the integration of nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific components of their National Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan (NMNAP) across key line ministries
  • support the development of the NMNAP II and its Common Results Framework
  • provide targeted technical assistance to USAID Tanzania’s implementing partners.

Activities

Three mothers holding their small children, while they are smiling outside

Establishing a Women’s Diets Learning Agenda

The project aims to generate global learning, evidence, and innovative practices on how to improve women’s diets.

Women checking food at the market

Using Household Consumption and Expenditure Survey Data to Better Understand Food Consumption and Micronutrient Intake

Eating a healthy diet helps to protect health and prevent noncommunicable diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

A Tanzanian government official stands and holds up copies of the NMNAP II document, while two other onlookers stand by his right and left side.

Mobilizing Resources for Multi-Sectoral Nutrition in Tanzania

USAID Advancing Nutrition supported the Prime Minister's Office in Tanzania to develop a resource mobilization strategy for the country’s second National Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan.

From June 13 – 17, USAID Advancing Nutrition hosted an all-country learning retreat with eight of the project’s Chiefs of Party.
Five grantees will conduct a laboratory validation study measuring hemoglobin in different types of blood samples from the same individual, using different instruments in a laboratory setting in five…
As diets shift to adapt to a changing world, the Diet Quality Questionnaire helps us understand and respond to the nuances of people’s diets in different countries and regions.