Tanzanian Experts in Health & Nutrition Visit Cornell University for 2-Week Collaborative Symposium on Scaling Up Nutrition

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We are pleased to announce the arrival of ten distinguished guests from five leading Tanzanian institutions for a 2-week symposium: Building Strong Nutrition Systems: Implementation Science for Scaling up Nutrition in Tanzania.

Participants come from The Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre, Sokoine University of Agriculture, and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College.

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The goal of this collaborative workshop is to provide the opportunity for experts in nutrition to actively engage across individuals and organizations. Participants will identify gaps in the capacity to deliver effective life-saving interventions and jointly create a strategic plan which will strengthen the frontline workforce at the district and community level in Tanzania, utilizing a multi-sectoral approach to scale up nutrition. Participants will be visiting through the end of October 2015.

This project is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Frequently asked questions: How can lessons learned from prenatal iron and folic acid supplementation inform new calcium supplementation initiatives?

Preeclampsia/eclampsia is one of the leading causes of maternal deaths worldwide. The WHO now recommends prenatal calcium supplementation for the prevention of preeclampsia in areas where calcium intake is low.

These recommendations are an important first step in preventing unnecessary deaths but there is little information to help policy and program planners determine how to put the recommendations on calcium into practice in communities. The Micronutrient Initiative and Cornell University’s FAQs for calcium supplementation are now available to assist countries and organizations looking to work to implement calcium supplementation programs.

View the Prenatal Calcium and Iron Folic Acid FAQs