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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.


USAID Advancing Nutrition and partners collaborate to combat micronutrient deficiencies in rural Niger, promoting diverse diets for improved health and nutrition.
Co-creation workshop in Niger convenened local partners to develop radio programs and supporting materials to encouraging intake of iron and vitamin A to reduce micronutrient deficiencies.
From June 13–17, USAID Advancing Nutrition hosted an all-country learning retreat with eight of the project’s Chiefs of Party.