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Leland Fellow

Anthony Slaton

9th Class, 2017-2019

Anthony Slaton is native to Oklahoma and received his BS in Public Health Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to becoming a Fellow, Anthony worked at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Division of Growth and Nutrition as an Epidemiological Assistant where he aided in the design and implementation of a randomized control trial to prevent pediatric health disparities in low-income childcare centers. As a student at the University of Maryland, he led the early development of a community-based project in Debre Berhan, Ethiopia that addressed child malnutrition by using sustainable farming practices to improve the nutritional environment of primary schools. He also interned at Save the Children in the Public Policy and Advocacy Department as the Global Health and Food Security Policy intern. There he worked to increase funding and raise awareness around maternal and child health issues, including modeling the impact of increased appropriations to the maternal and child health account in FY17.

Host Organization: Adonai Partners

First Year Placement
Anthony was based in the northern region of Uganda with Adonai Partners, a church-based development and mission organization, where he served as the Project Manager for Partnerships, Agriculture, and Livelihoods (PAL). He designed and implemented a community-based participatory research model to assess the food insecurity, malnutrition, agrobiodiversity, and livelihoods of the Arut community. The results of this study will be used to understand the unique challenges facing post-conflict communities and provide Adonai Partners with information to guide their future agriculture and health programs. Anthony also supported and participated in the Adonai Medical Outreach program this summer.

Second Year Placement
Based in Washington, D.C., Anthony served as the Program and Partnerships Development Manager for Adonai Partners. As such, he continued to support the Uganda country team in designing and implementing a comprehensive nutrition-sensitive agriculture and health program – a program that was largely developed using the results of the needs assessment conducted during his field placement. In addition, he played an active role in strengthening the management of organizational systems; the development of an organizational-wide theory of change; and supporting Adonai Partners’ external outreach.

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