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Costed Plan for Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria

Meera Shekar, Christine McDonald, Touyo Okorosobo, Ali Subandoro, Julia Dayton Eberwein, Max Mattern, Jonathan Kweku Akuoku and Wendy Karamba

No 98286, Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Knowledge Briefs from The World Bank

Abstract: This knowledge brief presents the cost of scaling up key effective nutrition interventions in Nigeria and compares different scale-up scenarios to determine which one produces the best results for the lowest cost. The goal of the analysis is to aid the Government of Nigeria in setting priorities by identifying the most cost-effective packages of interventions and by leveraging additional resources from domestic budgets and development partners. This analysis is complemented by a fiscal space analysis of the Save One Million Lives (SOML) program in Nigeria (Results for Development 2014). These results will be useful to decision makers as they plan future efforts to scale up interventions to address malnutrition in Nigeria and develop nutrition financing plans that bring together the health, education, and agriculture sectors. The health sector must include the costs of plans for financing universal health coverage and SOML within its nutrition pillar. Several opportunities exist for incorporating these highly cost-effective interventions into the World Bank’s current and planned investments in health, and education.

Keywords: region; groundnuts; anemia; knowledge; development; staple foods; nutrition programs; children; salt iodization; regions; education; stunted children; iron; community ... See More + nutrition; poverty; mineral; intervention; stunting; prevention; vitamin a supplementation; acute malnutrition; vitamin a; vitamin a deficiencies; productivity; micronutrient supplementation; cost-effectiveness; hygiene; nutrition outcomes; food policy; growth promotion; severe malnutrition; oral rehydration salts; health; economic productivity; malnutrition; child nutrition; folic acid; hunger; nutrition; food; malnutrition in children; iodization; nutrition interventions; vitamin; nutritional outcomes; growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 4 pages
Date: 2015-06
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