Adolescent nutrition in West Africa

Adolescents have often been overlooked in nutrition policy and programming. However, there is growing momentum to target this group through the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016 – 2030), and the Adolescent Nutrition Call to Action: Better Data Now to Drive Better Programs and Policies in the Future

This research focus, brought together in our Evidence Note, aims to inform the West Africa Health Organization and other decision-makers in West Africa to support policy and program development for adolescents in the region. 

The database of included evidence is also available, as well as a technical note describing how we captured evidence and a poster. Findings of this research were presented at the ECOWAS 16th Nutrition Forum in 2019.

Rainer Schwenzfeier / Save the Children

Objectives:

  • To map research on adolescent nutrition to shed light on the trends in research and identify gaps in knowledge.

  • To inform the West Africa Health Organization and other decision-makers in West Africa to support policy and program development for adolescents in the region.