This information card shares a preliminary snapshot of quantitative and qualitative data from a health provider survey (public and private facility-based providers, chemists and community pharmacists, and traditional birth attendants), and focus group discussions with mothers, fathers, and grandm
Applying innovative and proven approaches to improve infant and young child feeding practices in Nigeria
The overall nutritional status of children in Nigeria has slightly improved over the last decade; nevertheless, the country still has among the world’s highest child mortality rates and some of the lowest rates of recommended IYCF practices.
Small grant: Integrating group counseling, cell phone messaging, and participant-generated songs and dramas into a microcredit program increases Nigerian women's adherence to international breastfeeding recommendations
In northern Nigeria, interventions are urgently needed to narrow the large gap between international breastfeeding recommendations and actual breastfeeding practices.