Strategy 1: Accessing quality nutrition services
SO 1.1: Increase access to nutrition services at the community and facility level.
- Health facilities provide the minimum package of high-impact nutrition services
- Integration of nutrition interventions into the delivery of health services is increased
- Linkage with other sectors is improved to address immediate and underlying causes of malnutrition in a comprehensive manner
- Community-based programs and networks to promote and support appropriate nutrition behaviours are developed
- Two-way referral mechanisms between the community and higher levels of care are strengthened Nutrition interventions are effective in reducing undernutrition in vulnerable groups
SO 1.2: Strengthen the quality of nutrition services.
- Guidelines, standards, protocols, job aids and other technical tools for nutrition are updated and disseminated to districts
- Adherence to policies, guidelines, standards, protocols, job aids and other technical tools for nutrition is improved
- Availability of essential equipment and supplies for nutrition is guaranteed at all health facilities
SO 1.3: Improve the district- and regional-level management of nutrition services
- Minimum package of high-impact nutrition services is included in Comprehensive Council Health Plans (CCHPs)
- Supportive supervision of health facilities by CHMT, RHMT and other sectors staff includes nutrition
- Supportive supervision of extension workers in the agriculture and community development includes nutrition
Strategy 2: Behaviour change communication
SO 2.1: Enhance the nutrition behaviours of women, caregivers, family and community members, and those who influence them
Men, women, caregivers, family and community members practice behaviours, customs and traditions that support improved nutrition
Strategy 3: Legislation for a supportive environment for optimal nutrition.
- Strengthen the implementation, monitoring and enforcement of legislation.
- Legislation to create a supportive environment for optimal nutrition is enacted and periodically revised, including legislation for the protection of breastfeeding legislation to regulate - - marketing of breastmilk substitutes, maternity rights, food safety and food fortification
- Regulations, standards and guidelines to support the implementation of legislation are developed, and periodically revised when necessary
- Monitoring and enforcement procedures are strengthened to more effectively detect violations
Strategy 4: Mainstreaming nutrition interventions in national and sectoral policies and plans
SO 4.1: All government development policies adequately incorporate nutrition as a priority area of achieving economic growth, stability and prosperity.
Strategy 5: Technical capacity for nutrition
SO 5.1: Build strategic and operational capacity for nutrition
- National level structures provide strategic leadership and technical backstopping
- Regional departments provide supportive supervision and guidance to LGAs
- Local government authorities have the capacity to plan and implement nutrition services
SO 5.2: Improve the knowledge and skills of professional and community-based workers at all levels to give adequate support in nutrition.
- Pre-service curricula and training materials for service providers includes appropriate content on nutrition
- In-service training materials, guidelines, protocols and job aids are available
- Pool of trainers in nutrition for training of service providers is developed
- Follow-up and supportive supervision of service providers and community-based workers is improved to sustain their knowledge and skills
Strategy 6: Advocacy and resource mobilization
SO 6.1: Establish and maintain nutrition high on the development agenda at all levels and mobilize adequate and sustainable financial resources to support implementation of the NNS
-Nutrition is established and maintained high on the development agenda
-Increased resources are mobilized for nutrition at the central, regional and district levels
Strategy 7: Research, monitoring and evaluation
SO 7.1: Develop framework/plans for monitoring, evaluation and research for nutrition
- Monitoring and evaluation framework and research plan developed
-Nutrition included in sectoral M&E strategies and plans
SO 7.2: Obtain timely data on the nutritional status of the population through nutritional surveillance, HMIS, periodic surveys, and other routine and non-routine data systems.
- Nutrition indicators are included in HMIS, periodic surveys, surveillance systems and other routine and non-routine data systems
- Nutritional surveillance is strengthened
- Special surveys conducted to obtain specialised data on nutritional status
SO 7.3: Strengthen the evidence-base for nutrition policy and programming
- Research implemented to provide necessary additional information for nutrition planning, and research findings disseminated
Strategy 8: Coordination and partnerships
SO 8.1: Enhance coherence and synergy in the delivery of nutrition interventions through coordination at all levels
Coordination structures for nutrition are functional
SO 8.2: Strengthen partnerships for nutrition
Strategic partnerships for nutrition are established