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Nutrition Interventions Securing Livelihoods in Hard-to-Reach Areas of Borno

The growing insurgency in Northeast Nigeria is negatively impacting the lives and health care of residents in the region, particularly mothers and their infants, who lack adequate care and face life-threatening food shortages. The insurgency has also worsened health issues such as malaria and malnutrition and has adversely obstructed access to clean water. In a […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Make it look good - How perception adjustment for local foods can impact malnutrition in Nigeria

Four-year-old Terwase is not in school yet, so he often goes with his mother to the market where she has a small trinkets shop. Terwase gets hungry during the day, and the hot and dry Abuja weather makes him cranky. When they make sales, his mother buys him ‘puff puff’ from Mama Ben down the […]

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Torchlight Series

A village to nourish a child: FHI360 community structures provide nutrition for children in Borno

With the insurgency disrupting not just the health sector, but economic, social, and political life in Northeastern Nigeria, accessing quality nutritious food for mothers and their children has been made more difficult due to the persistent humanitarian condition. A recent report shows that about 7.1 million people are in need. As incidents of insecurity keep […]

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Torchlight Series

Nourishing the future: How UNICEF is providing nutrition care in Sokoto State

According to the 2018 National Nutrition and Health Survey, Sokoto State is one of the four states with the highest prevalence of malnutrition among children six to 59 months in the country. With a prevalence of 8.4%, only Zamfara (10.3%) Katsina (9.2%) and Jigawa (8.5) are worse off. Nigeria is currently battling child malnutrition amidst […]

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Press Release

University Don Extols Benefits of Soybeans in Addressing Protein Deficiency

A leading nutrition expert has urged Nigerians to explore soybeans as a good food source, to alleviate malnutrition and achieve good health. Professor Ibiyemi Olayiwola, Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), who made this assertion recently, described soybeans as an excellent source of protein, with the added advantage of […]

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NHW Events

Virtual Nutrition Conference: Harnessing Innovative Financing Options for Nutrition – Unraveling the Bottlenecks

Response committees set up to address the COVID-19 pandemic in many instances have sidelined existing structures that champion nutrition and food security. Yet it is more critical now than it was before for multisectoral nutrition actors to take and support key actions to protect the nutritionally vulnerable groups, given the importance of nutrition in national […]

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Thought Leadership Series

#FundNutritionNG - Reviewing Nigeria’s National Strategic Plan of Action for Nutrition (2014–2019)

By Atinuke Akande-Alegbe and Dara Ajala-Damisa (Lead Writers) As part of efforts to improve Nigeria’s nutrition statistics, a National Strategic Plan of Action for Nutrition (NSPAN) was devised for implementation between 2014 and 2019. It is a follow-on to other strategic documents including Vision 20:2020 and the National Strategic Health Development Plan for 2009 to […]

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Health Torchlight Series

Nutrition agents increase demand for CMAM services in Borno

No mother ever wants to face the tough choices many mothers in conflict zones, like Borno have to face on a daily basis. The struggle for survival, keeping a severely malnourished child alive, while at the same time struggling for their own survival, knowing that the treatment that will keep their child alive will also […]