Transforming the nutrition information system

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Nutrition Module: 13. Nutrition Information System
Skip to main content. Getting a reliable comprehensive nutrition information which addresses timely warning, plus informs about the progress of national plans and multiple sectors is very, very difficult and takes time. Addressing the challenges of how information can feed into decision-making will ensure the credibility and sustainability of the NIS. Given the increased requirements for information management, it seems inevitable that woreda Health Offices will move from a paper-based system to a computerised one, allowing them to perform data quality checks that otherwise are time consuming and prone to mistakes if done manually. Managing Acute Malnutrition Nutrition Module:

Main achievements of the Nutrition Information System


There are a few that appear to be mildly effective. This includes Caffeine, Green Tea and Glucomannan (a fiber that can reduce appetite). However, the results are usually weak and inconsistent and certainly nothing to get excited about.

Inclusion of routine nutrition data in the NIS and the early warning system