Integrated Basic Nut Response in Borno and Yobe with WFP and UNICEF

The overall aim of the proposed intervention is to reduce severe child malnutrition through improving quality and increasing coverage of basic nutrition services and reducing household food insecurity and poverty. AAH, UNICEF and WFP will collaborate with government’s ministries of health, state primary health care agencies or boards and other state entities such as NEMA/SEMA, NPHCDA to provide integrated food assistance and nutrition specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions. In line with the priorities indicated in the HRP (2016), services to be provided include management of severe acute malnutrition through the scale up of the community management of acute malnutritiorn (CMAM) program, micronutrient supplementation, infant and young child feeding counselling, behaviour change communication, health education and promotion, as well as social protection interventions. In addition to this, social mobilization and sensitization activities will be increased to ensure that the majority of children that can be reached in target areas are captured by the program. The interventions will be provided as a comprehensive integrated package in a select number of LGAs in both Borno and Yobe states. Other interventions will be implemented at State level and will therefore result in a broader impact.

Locations

  • Nigeria>Borno
  • Nigeria>Yobe

Sectors

  • Health
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

Other projects