Transform Nutrition West Africa is focusing on Nigeria and is developing a Stories of Change in Nutrition with Ibadan University. We will hold an initial stakeholder consultation in Abuja with Save the Children in 2018.

The challenge

Nigeria is home to more than half of the chronically undernourished Under 5 children in West Africa. An estimated 400,000 children in North-Eastern Nigeria will be suffering from severe acute malnutrition in 2018, putting them at imminent risk of death; a humanitarian crisis caused by drought and a nine-year insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram (UNICEF 2018).

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Country Briefs

  This data profile from Transform Nutrition West Africa on Nigeria aims to: Summarize all available primary data sources and secondary data aggregation platforms for key nutrition indicators representative at the national level. Assess the identified data sources for each indicator across four dimensions (i) validity and comparability, (ii) timeliness, (iii) accessibility, and (iv) representativeness….

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By Namukolo Covic, IFPRI/A4NH Insightful stakeholder consultation and stakeholder network mapping events for the Nigeria Stories of Change in Nutrition Study were held in Abuja on 14 and 15 May 2019, respectively. Both were integral parts of the data collection process for the study that is part of the Transform Nutrition West Africa project supported…

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Evidence Notes

This brief summarizes nutrition-relevant policies in Nigeria. We examine: i) nutrition context, policy objectives, indicators, budget, and activities, ii) key beneficiaries, actors and coordination, iii) monitoring, evaluation, and accountability, and iv) whether current policies are aligned with the World Health Assembly (WHA) global targets.

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Nigeria Systematic Map to guide decision-making on the current landscape of research on World Health Assembly indicators in West Africa. The West Africa Region has been one of the slowest in reducing its many burdens of malnutrition. The World Health Assembly’s (WHA) 2025 nutrition targets were developed to track countries’ nutritional situations, and measure progress…

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  The West Africa Region has been one of the slowest in reducing its many burdens of malnutrition. The World Health Assembly’s (WHA) 2025 nutrition targets were developed to track countries’ nutritional situations, and measure progress in reducing malnutrition. These indicators are therefore essential to guide decision making. Understanding the regional and in-country dynamics are…