- About A2Z
- Focus Areas
- Country Activities
- Child Blindness
ALIVE AND THRIVE – www.aliveandthrive.org
Alive & Thrive (A&T) is a 5-year initiative to improve infant and young child nutrition by increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding and improving complementary feeding practices through household, community, health facility, and mass media interventions. A&T aims to reach more than 16 million children under 2 years old in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam.
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH INTEGRATED PROGRAM (MCHIP) – http://www.mchip.net/
MCHIP is the USAID Bureau for Global Health’s flagship maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) program, which focuses on reducing maternal, neonatal and child mortality and accelerating progress toward achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5. MCHIP works with USAID missions, governments, nongovernmental organizations, local communities and partner agencies in developing countries to implement programs at scale for sustainable improvements in MNCH.
MICRONUTRIENT FORUM – www.micronutrientforum.org
The Micronutrient Forum focuses on the public health impact of micronutrient deficiencies, particularly that of vitamin A, iron, folate, iodine, and zinc. The forum generates policy-relevant science research and acts as a catalyst for mobilizing the public health community to design and implement effective programs that will address micronutrient deficiencies across the globe.
MICRONUTRIENT INITIATIVE – www.micronutrient.org
The Micronutrient Initiative is a Canadian based international non-profit organization sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), International Development Research Center (IDRC), United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nation’s Development Program (UNDP), and The World Bank Group. MI is comprised of scientists, nutritionists, policy and development experts, and health practitioners working to eliminate micronutrient deficiency across the world. MI provides a wealth of information for the researcher, housing vitamin and mineral deficiency reports on each country plus hundreds of published articles.
ECSA REGIONAL FOOD FORTIFICATION NETWORK (RFFN) – www.crhcs.or.tz/rffn
The Regional Food Fortification Network is an initiative of the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA) based in Tanzania. The collaborating partners of the RFFN include UNICEF, MI, and USAID. The work of the RFFN includes regulation, control, support and analysis of food fortification programs as well as resource mobilization, advocacy, and coordination.
FANTA-2 – www.fantaproject.org
This project supports integrated food security and nutrition programming. The website includes publications on anemia and tools for measuring infant, young child, and maternal nutrition.
FORTAF – www.fortaf.org
FORTAF works in partnership with the Micronutrient Initiative. The website is a resource for NGOs, governments, scientists, and the general public who are interested in recent advances in the arena of food fortification and the challenges in eliminating micronutrient deficiency in Africa. The website features various case studies, news reports, and publications.
GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR IMPROVED NUTRITION (GAIN) – www.gainhealth.org
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is a non-profit founded in 2002 that works to reduce malnutrition through the use of key micronutrient interventions, including food fortification. GAIN builds partnerships between the public and private sector to design and implement innovative large scale nutrition solutions through the provision of financial and technical support. This website has fortification advocacy materials as well as costing information on food fortification.
HELEN KELLER INTERNATIONAL (HKI) – www.hki.org
Helen Keller International is a non profit organization working to fight and treat preventable malnutrition and blindness around the globe. HKI builds and establishes sustainable programs and provides assistance and research to governments and organizations around the world. HKI provides guidance and programming expertise for micronutrient deficiency control and the use of supplementation and food-based strategies in combating micronutrient deficiency. The website is organized by bulletins and reports, by topic, and by country. It also includes Nutrition News for Africa, and research and country reports.
INSTITUTE OF FOOD TECHNOLOGISTS (IFT) – www.ift.org
IFT is a nonprofit scientific society with 22,000 members working in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia, and government. IFT publishes various resources for the food industry, including Food Technology and the Journal of Food Science. IFT also conducts the world's largest annual convention on food grown, processed, manufactured, distributed, and eaten worldwide—the IFT Annual Meeting & Food ExpoSM.
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE CONTROL OF IODINE DEFICIENCY DISORDER – www.iccidd.org
The council is a non-profit, non-governmental organization for the sustainable elimination of iodine deficiency and the promotion of global iodine nutrition worldwide.
INTERNATIONAL LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE (ILSI) – www.ilsi.org
The International Life Sciences Institute is an international nonprofit foundation whose mission is to further the understanding of scientific issues relating to nutrition, food safety, toxicology, risk assessment and the environment. ILSI facilitates the Micronutrient Forum to provide respected scientific and policy guidance through biennial Forum Meetings and consultative group activities.
THE INTERNATIONAL MICRONUTRIENT MALNUTRITION PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAM (IMMPaCt) – www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/immpact/index.htm
The International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control Program is designed and implemented by the CDC. IMPACT works with its partners, which includes UNICEF, WHO, and USAID to assist countries in building capacity to eliminate micronutrient deficiencies. IMPACT supports country programs through funding and technical monitorting and evaluation expertise. This website provides details on IMMPaCt goals, objectives, activities, tools, and partners. The website also includes basic micronutrient facts along with key documents on vitamin A, iron, iodine, and folic acid.
INTERNATIONAL ZINC NUTRITION CONSULTATIVE GROUP (IZiNCG) – www.izincg.org
IZiNCG is an international organization dedicated to reducing global zinc deficiency among the most vulnerable populations of low income countries. The website provides information on combating zinc deficiency as well as advocacy and technical documents.
MOST is the old USAID Micronutrient Program website. The site is a repository of many publications developed with USAID and others, and includes advocacy materials, fact sheets, FAQs, guidelines, case studies, project reports, and reference materials.
ROLLINS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH OF EMORY UNIVERSITY: PROGRAME AGAINST MICRONUTRIENT MALNUTRITION – www.sph.emory.edu/
PAMM works in cooperation with public, private and civic organizations to help combat micronutrient deficiency in the developing world. This site provides a wealth of information on folic acid, iodine, iron, vitamin A, including testing and analysis of each.
SIGHT and LIFE – www.sightandlife.org
Sight and Life is a humanitarian initiative of DMS that works to find sustainable and significant solutions to child blindness. The website is a good source of consolidated information on vitamin A. The Sight and Life newsletter is posted on the site.
USAID – www.usaid.gov/our_work/global_health/nut/techareas/micro.html
This site provides information on micronutrient supplementation, fortification, and dietary diversification.
WHO – www.who.int/nutrition/en
The World Health Organization’s Nutrition for Health and Development Program works to strengthen and support the capabilities and effectiveness of member states for assessing and addressing nutrition problems and develops and maintains global nutrition databases to help states, organizations, and institutions working to fight malnutrition. Information about the Program’s activities and outputs, research, publications (some available on-line) and the Global Nutrition Data Banks can be accessed from the home page.
THE WORLD BANK – www.worldbank.org/hnp
This site contains information on World Bank nutrition activities and publications including country nutrition briefs and reports, nutrition fact sheets and a nutrition toolkit with 12 tools.