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 an essential first step to highlight gaps and trends in evidence in the region.

A new study by Transform Nutrition West Africa identifies these trends and gaps in research that cover the WHA indicators across West Africa. These are potentially valuable insights for nutrition decision makers in the region. This map will be available online and updated annually to be used as a freely accessible resource for decision-makers at all levels.

An overview of this study is now available in a series of 5 engaging and visual slide decks:

Our aim in producing this resource is for countries to reproduce and include any slides which may be of use when presenting or persuading on issues related to malnutrition in the region. Our only request is that Transform Nutrition West Africa is credited for the research in your presentation. Any further questions or feedback on this resource please email transform@ids.ac.uk