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  • Reference Guide: guidance on analyzing nutrition situation, establishing objectives, selecting approaches. Plus summary of key nutrition concepts Workbook: where the team records data, decisions, and rationale for making decisions
  • Preventive: also discusses recup that can be added on. If you need primarily recuperative (eg for an emergency) then this is not the tool for you., Partners: ministry staff, community leaders, program staff, local organizations, partner organizations Dialogue: Nutrition is complex and there is seldom one clear answer – so many factors need to be taken into account – technical needs, avialable resources, geographic/logistical challenges, etc. So, this tool does not give you an answer, it provides information so a team can discuss and come up with a solution that works well for their program area.
  • Page 14 Reference Guide Page 1 Workbook
  • FC: who consumes what food groups Serv: healt services, distance, nutrition related policies that gov’t has in place Desc of comm: social structure, infrastructure, wat/san, government, markets Cultureal beliefs: child care, mens and women’s roles, education Livelihood: how people provide for selves and families Vulnerable groups: ethnic, socioeconomic status, sex, age, locatoin External: political stability, conflict, natural disaster risk

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  • 1. Using the Nutrition Program Design Assistant CORE Nutrition Working Group CORE Spring Meeting April 26, 2010 Baltimore, MD
  • 2. Presentation Outline
    • Nutrition Program Design Assistant (NPDA):
      • What is the NPDA?
      • How do you use the NPDA?
  • 3. What is the NPDA?
    • A tool to help program planning teams design the nutrition component of a program and select the most appropriate community-based nutrition approaches for their specific target area
  • 4. What is the NPDA?
  • 5. NPDA Principles
    • Assists in developing programs/proposals
    • Guidance based on most recent expert consensus
    • Focus on prevention
    • Emphasize community participation and ownership
    • Complements the Child Survival Technical Reference Materials
    • Essential Nutrition Actions
  • 6. How do you use the NPDA?
    • To design preventive community-based nutrition program
    • As a team: participation from a range of partners in a workshop setting
    • To facilitate dialogue and guide discussion
  • 7. How do you use the NPDA?
    • Helps to determine the overall program focus (prevention or prevention+recuperation) and identify priority intervention areas
  • 8. How do you use the NPDA? Step 1.
    • Part I. Quantitative Data:
      • Nutritional status: Anthropometry
      • Infant and young child feeding
      • Maternal nutrition
      • Micronutrient status of children
      • Underlying disease burden
    • Recorded in workbook or Excel spreadsheet
  • 9. How do you use the NPDA? Step 1
    • Part II. Qualitative Data:
      • Food consumption
      • Services, policies, protocols
      • Description of community
      • Cultural beliefs and practices
      • Livelihood sources and patterns
      • Vulnerable groups
      • External context
    • Discusses information sources
  • 10. How do you use the NPDA? Step 1
    • Part III. Synthesizing Data:
      • Provides information on the public health significance of various indicators
      • Suggests other questions to think about
      • Workbook provides a place to record decisions
  • 11. How do you use the NPDA? Step 2.
    • Based on conclusions in Step 1, team drafts initial program goal and objectives and notes funding availability, community priorities, donor interests and organizational strengths
  • 12. How do you use the NPDA? Step 3
    • Teams map the existing capacity of health and nutrition services at the community and facility level
    • Reference Guide: Guidance
    • Workbook: Provides a table for recording information on policy environment and services
  • 13. How do you use the NPDA? Step 4.
    • Provides information on potential preventive approaches to deliver the priority interventions selected in step 1.
    • Team produces a list of potential approaches based on the analysis of needs and assets in target area
  • 14. How do you use the NPDA? Step 5.
    • Provides information on potential recuperative approaches to add to a preventive program, as necessary
    • Team produces a list of all potential approaches, based on the situation in the target area
  • 15. How do you use the NPDA? Step 6
    • Final Step: teams reflect on a series of questions to reassess the initial objectives, cost out options, review programming considerations
    • Team decides on combination of approaches to propose for the target area
  • 16. Questions?
  • 17. Thank you!
  • 18.
    • This presentation is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the support of the Office of Health, Infectious Disease, and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under terms of Cooperative Agreement No . GHN-A-00-08-00001-00 , through the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance II Project (FANTA-2), managed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED). The contents are the responsibility of AED and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.