Policy - Strategic Plan for Implementation of The Gambia’s National Nutrition Programme

End year:
Published by:
National Nutrition Agency (NaNA), The Government of Republic of the Gambia
Published year:
May 2011
Is the policy document adopted?:
No / No information
Type of policy:
Comprehensive national nutrition policy, strategy or plan


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

The plan spells out the strategies and activities that must be carried out in order to achieve the policy objectives of the ‘National Nutrition Policy 2010-2020’. The paper provides detailed cost tables, which contain the chronology of priority areas, strategies and the activities that need to be implemented.



1.1: To reduce the prevalence of malnutrition among women of child bearing ages

2.1: To promote optimal infant and young child feeding practices

2.2: To create an enabling environment for mothers and caregivers to make and implement informed feeding choices

2.3: To raise public awareness on the main problems affecting infant and young child feeding

3.1: To promote the utilization of diverse and safe foods of high nutritional value

3.2: To promote the diversification of the food production base

4.1: To increase awareness on causes, consequences and prevention of micronutrient malnutrition in the general population

4.2: To increase household consumption of iodised salt from 7% in 2005 to 90% by 2015

4.4: To reduce the prevalence of diseases related to micronutrient deficiencies among the general population especially women and children

5.1: To formulate and establish codes of practice for food standards, quality and safety

5.2 To raise public awareness on the importance of food quality and safety

6.1: To improve the nutritional status of children under five, pregnant and lactating women and other vulnerable groups

6.2: To ensure that stakeholders appreciate the importance of good nutritional status in both the management and prevention of infectious diseases

7.1: To increase awareness of the risk factors and major determinants of diet-related NCDs

7.2: To reduce the mortality associated with diet-related NCDs

7.3: To improve the health and quality of life of individuals with diet-related NCDs

8.1: To establish an effective nutritional care and support system for the socio-economically deprived and nutritionally vulnerable groups

9.1 To increase awareness on the relationship between nutrition and HIV/AIDS

9.2: To provide nutritional information, care and support to people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

10.1: To ensure timely access to adequate food by people in emergency situations

11.1: To make nutrition information available to all stakeholders for appropriate decision making, planning, policy development and programming

12.1: To create an enabling environment for human nutrition research

13.1: To inform and educate the Gambian population on the need for and importance of good nutrition, through effective information and communication mechanisms

14.1: To improve on the resources base of the Agency for effective functioning and investment in nutrition

14.2: To create an enabling environment to facilitate resource mobilization for various partners and stakeholders for the provision of adequate resources

14.3: To coordinate investment in nutrition

15.1: To ensure that nutrition is mainstreamed in key development policies and programmes

16.1: To ensure effective implementation of the Policy


WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017http://scalingupnutrition.org/sun-countries/gambia

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