Use the USAID Nawiri Framework to browse evidence of the drivers of and solutions to addressing persistent acute malnutrition in the Kenya arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs). The learning briefs and full reports within the framework present information as it relates to information studied by USAID Nawiri.
Download the USAID Nawiri Framework Technical Brief for a brief summary of Nawiri and the framework.
Instructions: Click on a driver in the diagram below to see its associated resources.
This framework was adapted from the Nutrition in Africa’s drylands: A conceptual framework for addressing acute malnutrition.
1. Young H. 2020. Nutrition in Africa’s drylands: A conceptual framework for addressing acute malnutrition. A Feinstein International Center Briefing Paper. Boston: Tufts University.
2. Young H, Osman A, Radday A, Marshak A, Olesambu E, Jenkins N, Souza D, Fracassi P. Improving the way we address acute malnutrition in Africa’s drylands. Field Exchange 2021:14-17.
Persistent Acute Malnutrition
The goal of USAID Nawiri is to reduce persistent global acute malnutrition (GAM) in the Kenya ASAL counties (Isiolo, Marsabit, Samburu, and Turkana). Persistent GAM refers to stubbornly high prevalence of GAM (above 15%) among infants and young children contexts over an extended period despite humanitarian response interventions and/or in the absence of acute shocks.