Dakar, Senegal is the regional base for Transform Nutrition West Africa. This enables us to proactively engage with regional organisations and develop partnerships with regional personnel and networks.

The challenge

Although stable and democratic, Senegal is one of the world’s least developed countries. The economy relies heavily on cash crops and fishing, both of which are vulnerable to climate change. 54 percent of women of reproductive age and 66 percent of children under 5 years are suffering from anemia in Senegal, which impairs growth and development in young children.While national rates for stunting, wasting, and underweight decreased between 2010 and 2016, regional variations in stunting mirror those of food insecurity. At 20 percent, the rural stunting prevalence is almost double the 12 percent urban prevalence

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Senegal Story of Change in Nutrition

This Senegal country brief from 2016 summarises a research study which tells a story to explain the interrelated factors that contributed to Senegal’s reduction in undernutrition. The hope is that these findings will help to contribute to wider impacts in terms of political commitment and policy coherence for nutrition. The brief is also available in French.

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Senegal systematic map to guide decision making

Senegal 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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Evaluation of research on World Health Assembly targets in West Africa – new slide decks

  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…

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Global nutrition report- Senegal profile

This 2017 Senegal country profile from the Global Nutrition Report captures the status of Senegal and the 80+ indicators include a wealth of information on child, adolescent and adult measurements and nutritional status, in addition to intervention coverage, food supply, economics, and demography. This tool is particularly useful for nutrition champions at the country-level, as it…

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Transform Nutrition West Africa consults with key partners in Dakar

This blog was previously posted on the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health website on 24 April. Transform Nutrition-West Africa is a new regional platform, which aims to enable effective policy and programmatic action on nutrition in West Africa.  The three-year program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and led by…