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As part of measures to gauge the effectiveness of a program, there is always a need to put in place mechanism to keep track of the progress made. It was against this background that the Iterative Benficiary Monitoring (IBM) was…

The National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) was established in 2000 and became a legal entity in 2005 by an Act of the National Assembly (Food Act 2005). It is charged with the responsibility of coordinating all nutrition and nutrition related activities…

Optimal maternal nutrition before and during pregnancy is a very good predictor of the outcome of pregnancies.

Aims at counseling the patients and their families on the management of diet related non-communicable diseases (NCDs.) Staff from NaNA conducts bi-weekly clinics at the RVTH for diabetic and hypertension patients referred by their doctors.

The Social and Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) Program virtually cuts across every other programme within the National Nutrition Agency. The programme strives to attain a well-informed nation through the mass and traditional media, which is done through informing, communicating and…

The BFCI programme is a comprehensive nutrition and health education package developed by the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) to improve the health and nutritional status of communities. The concept of the BFCI is based on the UNICEF/WHO global strategic initiative…

Micronutrient Deficiencies, defined as a lack of essential vitamins and minerals required in small amounts by the body for proper growth and development, is now recognized as an important contributor to the global burden of diseases. It affects several million…

As a global effort to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) following the Innocenti Declaration of 1990, launched the BFHI in 1991. To assist a…

Today 27th January 2020 marks another landmark in the history of Nutrition in The Gambia as we witness at the Kairaba Beach Hotel, The Official Launch of the Cost of Hunger in Africa, The Gambia. The occasion was chaired by…