Narrative report to accompany the 2016 annual review of the Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) programme

This Narrative Report has been written to accompany the 2016 Annual Review of the Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) programme.

The WINNN programme aims to deliver evidence-based, cost effective interventions in five northern states in Nigeria: Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi, Jigawa, and Yobe, while improving government capacity, leadership, and financial commitment in relation to improving nutrition in the country. A six-year programme (September 2011 – August 2017), by 2017 it is envisaged that the programme will have contributed to delivering the following:

  • Provided treatment for at least 246,000 children with severe acute malnutrition; supported 670,000 women in exclusive breast-feeding; and supplied 5.4 million pregnant women and children with vitamin A, iron, de-worming, and other essential micronutrients; and
  • Reduced the prevalence of stunting, wasting, and underweight by up to 20 per cent over the six-year period. This will, in turn, contribute to a 43 per cent reduction in childhood mortality (220/1,000 live births to 125/1,000 live births).

The Annual Review – Summary Sheet can be found here.

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