USAID Advancing Nutrition worked in Niger from November 2020 to October 2023. To reduce both the prevalence of anemia among women of reproductive age and adolescents, and the vitamin A deficiency among children under 5, the project supported existing USAID nutrition investments, the Government of Niger, and United Nations partners. We provided technical assistance aimed at strengthening iron-folic acid and vitamin A treatment and prevention services within health facilities and community-level platforms in USAID’s RISE II zones of intervention. In one district in Maradi and two districts in Zinder, we worked to—
- strengthen government capacity to increase effective coverage of iron-folic acid and vitamin A supplementation
- strengthen implementing partner skills on social and behavior change communication related to anemia and vitamin A deficiency treatment and prevention
- review progress and lessons learned from the initial months of implementation to inform future plans.