Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment
Increase funding for nutrition each year to reach 2.8 billion CFA francs per year in 2015. This direct investment will be increased to cover children and women with effective nutrition interventions.
The level of direct funding for nutrition from the state's budget (through funds for the Unit to Fight Malnutrition (CLM)) has decreased and stabilised at around 1.2 billion CFA francs in the last 2 years.
However, funding for nutrition efforts from the state has increased with partners contribution through different funding mechanisms (donations, loans, etc.). This increased to 6 billion CFA francs the budget directly allocated to Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) over the same period of time. However, there is a high risk that efforts required to manage implications of the Covid-19 pandemic will considerably impact the availability of funds for nutrition.
Reported progress in previous Global Nutrition Reports indicates that commitment has been achieved.
1. Reduce stunting by 10%
2. Reduce wasting to less than 5%.
3. Address micronutrient deficiencies.
1. Stunting prevalence remains high at 18.8% in 2018, similar to the 2013 level (18.7%).
2. Wasting had a similar evolution from 8.1% in 2018 to 8.8% in 2013. However, there was a sharp decrease (before a significant deterioration) during the same time interval.
3. Micronutrient deficiencies are holistically managed by several sectors in Senegal and fortification of some high-consumption food is compulsory (flour, oil, salt). Multiple research are considered to know better the determinants of deficiencies and, as a consequence, redirect interventions.
Fewer than half of the individual commitment components are assessed to be on course
1. Relevant sectors (health, agriculture, education, water, and social security) incorporate nutrition objectives into their policy documents and implement pro-nutrition interventions and strengthen interventions that have a strong impact on nutrition.
2. The high-level leadership of the government will ensure transparency and accountability of different stakeholders and a close monitoring of progress.
1. The Multisectoral Strategic Nutrition Plan (Plan Stratgique Multisectoriel de la Nutrition (PSMN) 2018-2022) is composed of sectoral action plans developed by sectors that include high-impact specific and sensitive interventions. Implementation monitoring is managed by the CLM.
2. Maintaining the CLM at a high institutional level (Government Secretariat General) devotes the state's engagement and maintains high-level leadership. For accountability, a national nutrition review was planned in 2020 (postponed due to Covid-19).
At least half of the individual commitment components are assessed to be on course
Strengthen services to community-based nutrition: the level of coverage of effective nutrition interventions for pregnant women and children under 2 years by 2020 is at least 90%.
The coverage of community-based nutrition interventions was 60% by the end of 2019. An increase of this level was planned for 2020, with new funding secured. However, the Covid-19 pandemic stopped community-based interventions temporarily. Although activities will resume in August, it will not be possible to achieve this objective this year.
Reported progress states that the target will not be achieved within the original timeframe.