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Adolescent Nutrition in West Africa – Evidence Note

Adolescent nutrition in West Africa is the focus of our latest Evidence Note. We have mapped research in this area to shed light on the trends in research and identify gaps in knowledge. Adolescents have often been overlooked in nutrition policy and programming. However, there is growing momentum to target this group through the Global…

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The evidence mapping of wasting programmes and their impact along the continuum of care for wasting in low- and middle-income countries: a rapid review protocol

The Transform Nutrition West Africa project is a regional platform that aims to improve and support policy and program decisions and actions to accelerate reductions in maternal and child undernutrition through an inclusive process of knowledge generation and mobilization. Recognizing that knowledge is derived from evidence and experience, TNWA takes a ‘knowledge for action’ approach….

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One-Year Follow Up Assessment: Together for Nutrition West African Data Forum

On 11-12 February 2020, Transform Nutrition West Africa (TNWA) and partners organized the Together for Nutrition: West African Data Forum (‘T4N Forum’) in Saly, Senegal. Approximately 12 months after the event, DataDENT, in collaboration with TNWA and UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO), followed-up with T4N Forum participants to better understand participant perspectives on whether…

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The current landscape of research on World Health Assembly targets in West Africa: two interdependent review outputs: Review protocol

The Transform Nutrition West Africa project is a regional platform that aims to improve and support policy and program decisions and actions to accelerate reductions in maternal and child undernutrition through an inclusive process of knowledge generation and mobilization. Recognizing that knowledge is derived from evidence and experience, TNWA takes a ‘knowledge for action’ approach….

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Analysis of spatial patterns of multiple malnutrition types in West Africa: four country case studies

This analysis aimed at filling an important knowledge gap on the spatial dynamics of various single and multiple malnutrition burdens among children under five years and Women of Reproductive Age in TNWA focal countries : Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Ghana, and Senegal. These slide decks present all the findings and the detailed methodology. An evidence note…

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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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Ghana systematic map to guide decision making

Ghana 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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Nigeria Systematic Map to guide decision making

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…