Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment
Increase national budget (500 million CFA francs) to include other interventions in nutrition, in addition to the purchase of therapeutic food.
At the Ministry of Public Health, Niger, we commit to F CFA 5,532,045,005 (US$10 million) from 2017-2021.
1. Reduce acute child malnutrition 10%.
2. Reduce stunting from 44% to 25%.
3. Reduce micronutrient deficiencies, including iodine, vitamin A, and iron.
1. Reduce the prevalence of chronic malnutrition in children under 5 years of age from 45.5% to 25%.
2. Reduce the prevalence of acute malnutrition from 10.3% to less than 5%
3. Reduce the prevalence of anaemia in women of reproductive age from 45.8% to 30%.
4. Increase rates of exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months from 23% to 50%
5. To ensure optimal nutrition and development for every child, adequate nutrition during adolescence especially for young girls, and adequate nutrition during pregnancy and lactation.
Revision of the rules/laws for salt iodization.
1. To treat acute malnutrition in children under 5 by revising the national IMCI (integrated management of childhood illness) protocol and ensuring 100% of treatment centers are equipped with management kits by end of 2019.
2. To fight overweight and obesity, including child undernutrition, and to reduce the incidence of noncommunicable diseases starting with developing and implementing the Integrated Communication Plan for nutrition in 2018.
1. Finalize the evaluation of the cost of the new multi-sectoral strategic nutrition plan 2013–2017 based on the priority investment program (the I3N).
2. Recruit additional nutritionists on an annual basis to increase the capacity of the centers of nutritional support by putting more emphasis on the prevention of malnutrition.
3. Restructure the community support groups for breastfeeding in July 2013.