Policy - National Multi-Sectoral Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (2019-2025)

Published by:
Federal Ministry of Health
Published year:
August 2019
Is the policy document adopted?:
No / No information
Type of policy:
NCD policy, strategy or plan with healthy diet components


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 


5.1. Vision

A healthy Nigerian population with reduced burden of non-communicable diseases and enhanced quality of life for socio-economic development.

5.2. Mission

To provide a framework for strengthening multi-sectoral response to NCDs


To significantly reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in Nigeria in line with global non-communicable diseases prevention and control targets.

5.3. Specific National Targets

5.3.1. Target Statements

The implementation of the MSAP aims to achieve these specific national targets as adapted from global NCD goals and SDGs are to achieve;

  • At least 25% relative reduction in unconditional probability of dying prematurely from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, sickle cell disease, injuries, mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders.
  • At least 10% relative reduction in the harmful use of alcohol.
  • At least 10% relative reduction in prevalence of insufficient physical activity.
  • At least 30% relative reduction in mean population intake of salt/sodium(>5gm/2gm/day).

  • At least 25% relative reduction in the prevalence of raised blood pressure.
  • At least 25% relative reduction in the prevalence of diabetes.
  • At least 25% relative reduction in the prevalence of obesity.

  • At least 50% of eligible people receive drug therapy and counselling (including glycaemic control) to prevent heart attacks.
  • An 80% availability of the affordable basic technologies and essential medicines, including generics, required to treat major NCDs in both public and private facilities.

  • At least 80% of eligible population screened for early detection and management of NCDs.
  • At least 80% of persons with NCDs have access to quality treatment facilities.


6.1 Strategic Areas and Priority Interventions
6.1.2  Objective Two: To Promote Healthy Lifestyle and Implement Interventions to Reduce Modiable Risk Factors for NCDs
Promote healthy diets 
Priority Actions: 
1. Develop a regulation on reformulation of industrially produced foods to reduce salt  content and replace trans-fats and saturated fats with unsaturated fats. 
2. Implement mass media campaigns to promote healthy diets. 
3. Strengthen nutritional education in primary and secondary school curriculum. 
4. Develop and implement a policy on marketing sweetened foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children.

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