Nutritional status in northern Nigeria, prevalence and determinants: a review of evidence

Nutritional status in northern Nigeria, prevalence and determinants: a review of evidence

This summary outlines the approach, key findings and conclusions of a review of literature, written by Richard Longhurst and Alex Cornelius, on the prevalence and determinants of child and maternal undernutrition in northern Nigeria, and direct and indirect interventions to tackle undernutrition, globally and in Nigeria, undertaken in 2012. 

The aims of the evidence review were to: assess gaps in knowledge; support the design of the WINNN and ORIE programmes; review interventions to address undernutrition in Nigeria and globally; and inform DFID on possible pilots to tackle underlying determinants of childhood stunting in northern Nigeria.