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.

Activities

Three mothers holding their small children, while they are smiling outside

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.

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.
From June 13 – 17, USAID Advancing Nutrition hosted an all-country learning retreat with eight of the project’s Chiefs of Party.