To tackle some of the key causes of malnutrition, but mostly to tackle the belief that poverty is the main reason for malnutrition, the CDGP will transfer a grant of 3500 NGN (the local currency equivalent of £14 a month) each to 60,000 pregnant women and women with children under the age of 2 in Jigawa and Zamfara states accompanied by nutritional education and counseling. The programme is a group effort and the roles are outlines as follows: DFID will monitor and implement impact evaluations, and UNICEF will affect up-stream outcomes of the programme, specifically, but not limited to: promotion and advocacy of malnutrition efforts at the national and state level; development of national training and behavior change promotional materials for improved CMAM, IYCH, and micronutrient prevention and treatment; development of regulations, supervisory and tracking systems for nutritional status; and bulk procurement of CMAM, IYCF and micronutrient commodities in line with international health and safety standards; and the INGO Consortium, with years on field experience at the community levels, will exploit its unique capacity to do the following: identify and mobilise community stakeholders and leaders at the local level to affect social and behaviour change to popularise CMAM, IYCF and nutrition at the local level; facilitate the local and state management of nutrition programmes to ensure sustainability and effectiveness; train local health care workers and facilities on best international practice in nutrition prevention and treatment; and establish local level monitoring and surveillance systems for community capacity to assess, address and prevent future malnutrition crises.


  • Nigeria>Zamfara
  • Nigeria>Jigawa


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  • Humanitarian Aid

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