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.