ERIC Number: ED467467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Successful Community Nutrition Programming: Lessons from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Iannotti, Lora; Gillespie, Stuart
This report on the key findings from a series of assessments of successful community nutrition programming conducted in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda between 1999 and 2000. The aim of the assessments was to identify key lessons learned from the successful processes and outcomes in these programs. The report is divided into eight chapters: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Lessons from Experience" (Characteristics of a Successful Nutrition-Relevant Program; Program Design and Content; Importance of Process); (3) "Characteristics of Programs in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda" (Program Types; Implementing Agency and Donors; Location and Coverage; Program Costs; Nutrition Outcomes); (4) "Process Leading to Program Development" (Conducive Policy Environment; Assessing and Analyzing the Nutritional Situation; Selection of an Entry Point; Complementary Ongoing Programs and/or Local Government Structure; Prefunding and Time); (5) "Program Design and Content" (Growth Monitoring and Promotion; Nutrition Education; Adopting a Multisectoral Approach; Advocacy; Income Generation; Improving Care of Women and Children; Capacity Development and Training); (6) "Program Management and Implementation" (Community Involvement; Working through Groups; Coordination with Ongoing Programs; Staff Remuneration and Incentives; Leadership; Information Systems); (7) "Evolution, Sustainability, and Scaling Up" (Sustainability; Scaling Up); and (8) "Conclusions." Contains 26 references, 5 boxes, 1 figure, and 1 table.) Annexes include: The Triple A Cycle Conceptual Framework of the Causes of Malnutrition;"Nutrition Essentials Package" and "The Nutrition Minimum Package Intervention Strategy" (MINIPAK); and Summary Information of 10 Community Programs. (BT)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Programs, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.; Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda