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Nigeria Annual Review of Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) programme 2016

Field of Expertise:
Health Policy and Governance; Policy, Governance, System; Health Policy / Policy Dialogue / Governance / Legal framework
Narrative description of project:
Working to improve nutrition in northern Nigeria (WINNN) programme is a six year, £52 million programme (Sept 2011 – Aug 2017). The programme is implemented by UNICEF and an INGO consortium led by Save the Children UK and is intervening in 5 northern states – Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi, Jigawa and Yobe.

The WINNN programme aims to deliver evidence-based, cost effective interventions in the five states whilst improving government capacity, leadership and financial commitment to improve nutrition in Nigeria. By 2017, it is envisaged that the programme would 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, deworming, and other essential micronutrients.
Reduced the prevalence of stunting, wasting and underweight by up to 20% over the 6-year period. This will, in turn, contribute to a 43% reduction in childhood mortality (220/1000 live births to 125/1000 live births).