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USAID Advancing Nutrition began work in Nigeria in September 2021. To improve nutrition for a healthy, productive, and resilient Nigeria, we provide technical support, implement innovative nutrition interventions, and generate evidence to enhance nutrition programming. The work will focus on three states: Kebbi, Sokoto, and Bauchi. Our objectives are to—

  • strengthen technical assistance and strategic nutrition integration to improve links between nutrition; health; water, sanitation, and hygiene; agriculture; family planning; and gender interventions
  • support a cohesive and sustainable plan to address wasting through increased coordination and collaboration
  • generate evidence and test innovative approaches to improve nutrition programming and inform future program designs.


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Strengthening Health Worker Capacity to Provide Inpatient Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Nigeria

USAID Advancing Nutrition collaborates with the Federal Ministry of Health to train health workers on the treatment of acute malnutrition.

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Improving Household-Level Processing of Staple Foods in Nigeria to Save Energy and Time and Reduce Food Losses

USAID Advancing Nutrition is facilitating linkages among private sector mechanization providers, the government, and farmers in Nigeria.

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Capacity Strengthening of Nigeria’s State Committees for Food and Nutrition Improves Coordination and Implementation of Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Activities

USAID Advancing Nutrition supports the Government of Nigeria to strengthen State Committees for Food and Nutrition across the country to implement nutrition and food security programs and policies.

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Enabling Data-Driven Food Systems Programming in Nigeria

USAID Advancing Nutrition is supporting development of a national and subnational Food Systems Dashboard for informed decision-making.

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What Tools do Community Health Workers Want to Help Them Practice Compassionate Counseling on Nutrition?

As integral members of health systems, community health workers (CHWs) are often expected to perform one of the hardest tasks: provide timely and tailored counseling to families in the critical…

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HEmoglobin MEasurement Study: Improving Anemia Assessment

To test methods to improve procedures to determine anemia estimates, five partners to understand which most accurately measures hemoglobin concentrations.

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Establishing a Women’s Diets Learning Agenda

The project aims to generate global learning, evidence, and innovative practices on how to improve women’s diets.

The USAID Advancing Nutrition Nigeria team shares lessons learned from implementation and collaborates with stakeholders at the 52nd Nutrition Society of Nigeria Annual General Meeting and Scientific…
To commemorate World Breastfeeding Week 2022, USAID Advancing Nutrition collaborated with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health to organize a two-day training on optimal breastfeeding.
To commemorate World Food Safety Day, USAID Advancing Nutrition worked with the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health to promote adoption of a food safety culture.