EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT THE FIGHT AGAINST MALNUTRITION IN BORNO STATE
- Reference: P-NG-IC0-003
- Approval date: 04/11/2016
- Start date: 07/03/2017
- Appraisal Date: 02/05/2016
- Status: OngoingOnGo
- Implementing Agency: GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
- Location: Nigeria
The project will focus on the treatment of severe acute malnutrition and also preventive intervention. To that effect 11,468 children will be treated with 10,000 cartons of RUTF through CMAM programme and this will save about 2,000 lives. The project will provide 60,000 children 6-23 months in the affected areas with multiple micronutrient powder and the project will also support the management and coordination mechanism of the nutrition support in Borno State. So, the following strategies will be used to achieve high coverage and good quality delivery of the program:
(i) Community mobilization to improve nutrition service coverage;
(ii) Service delivery: This will also include partnership with International Non-governmental Organizations (INGOs) through Peace and Community Action (PCAs);
(iii) Capacity building,
(iv) Coordination and partnership,
(v) Information Management: strengthen information management, monitoring, introduction of surveillance system using quarterly surveys and use of mobile technology for real-time reporting and data collection.
The main goal of the support is to contribute to mortality reduction due to malnutrition of children under five years age in Borno State. The specific objectives of the project are to:
(i) treat 11,468 children in Borno state with RUTF
(ii) provide 60,000 children 6-23 months in the affected areas with multiple micronutrient powder and
(iii) Strengthen sector coordination and monitoring at state level to provide effective coordination of nutrition response
The present Emergency Assistance proposal is in accordance with the Bank Group Policy Guidelines and is consistent with the current Bank Group provisions under the Revised Policy Guidelines for Emergency Relief Assistance, and General Regulations of the Special Relief Fund (ADB/BD/WP/2008/211). The request falls under emergency criteria items such as:
(i) The emergency situation must be of a scale which is clearly beyond the capacity of the Country and its own agencies; and
(ii) Emergency relief assistance should be limited to cases where it is established that the proposed activities can be carried out expeditiously and effectively within the required time frame of six months.
The present proposal is a response to the appeal for international aid. On June 27th, 2016 the Nigerian Minister of Health declared a nutrition emergency in Borno State. In addition to that, the West and Central Africa Regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group called on the entire international community to step up and respond in order to prevent the situation from deteriorating further. The Bank
About 12,000 children under 5-years of the estimated burden of 296,601 cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in Borno state in 2017.
OSUBOR Gregory - RDNG