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.
The USAID Advancing Nutrition project in Nigeria will focus on improving nutrition interventions and programming in the Kebbi, Sokoto, and Bauchi states.
Five grantees will conduct a laboratory validation study measuring hemoglobin in different types of blood samples from the same individual, using different instruments in a laboratory setting in five…
2021 was a “Year of Action” for nutrition. For USAID Advancing Nutrition, that meant expanding our work to support local ownership of multi-sectoral nutrition programs in 11 countries.