Improving service delivery and access to nutritional support for children and
nursing mothers, while helping the youth and vulnerable population make
informed and healthy decision on their mental, sexual and reproductive health
and other public health related issues.
Overall Objective: Reduce mortality and morbidity of
malnourished children, and strengthen
Maternal and Infant Health Delivery services, help the young and
vulnerable population make informed and healthy decision on their mental,
sexual and reproductive health and other public health issues.
1. Malnutrition treatment programs and
capacity-building for the prevention, detection, and management of malnutrition
at health facilities and the household level for health workers and nursing
2. Sensitization programs to
increase community awareness on infant and young child feeding, COVID-19
Vaccination, Malaria, Tuberculosis etc.
3. Sensitization programs to ensure
access to age-appropriate, comprehensive and scientifically accurate
information and education.
4. Capacity Building Training on
sexual and reproductive health for Community and religious leaders
5. Capacity strengthening programs on provision
of quality, services related to sexuality and sexual and reproductive health
and rights to vulnerable adolescents for health care professionals
6. Counselling and testing services
for HIV, and other STIs. Distribution and promotion of condoms for safer sex,
distribution of IEC materials providing evidence-based information about
available methods of contraception
7. Strategic partnerships with
associations of PWD, CSOs, CBOs, Faith-based organizations
8. Dialogue sessions on increased
allocation for mental health, social awareness of mental health between,
associations of people with living with disabilities, key health workers and
9. Training Capacity Building of
local relevant stakeholder groups (Government agencies, health practitioners,
community and religious leaders) about mental health to provide comprehensive,
integrated and responsive mental health services in community-based settings
10. Media awareness and campaigns to increase
public knowledge and understanding to reduce stigmatization and discrimination
against persons living with mental illness.
1. To prevent and reduce mortality
and morbidity of malnourished children, and strengthen Maternal and Infant Health Delivery services
and other public health related issues.
2. To sensitization programme on
the knowledge, treatment, detection and prevention of malnutrition, COVID-19
Vaccination, Malaria prevention, Tuberculosis etc.
Result: Malnourished Children O-5 years are provided with nutritional support
medication, while nursing mothers, Community & religious leaders are
adequately informed on benefits of infant and young child feeding on how to
prevent, detect and manage malnutrition at the house-hold level and other
public health related issues.
3. To provide access to information
and services that enable young people to make informed decisions about their
sexual and reproductive health.
4. To increase access to Psycho-socio Counselling
and mental health support services for young people.
Results 3.1: Comprehensive, integrated and responsive mental health services
are provided for young people in communities of intervention
1. The youth and vulnerable
population are provided access to age-appropriate, comprehensive sexual and
reproductive health information and education.
2. Religious leaders and community
leaders have adequate knowledge on sexual and reproductive health to enhance
their knowledge and skills for providing comprehensive sexuality education and
3. The capacity and knowledge of health care
professionals are strengthened to provide appropriate quality, services related
to sexuality and sexual and reproductive health and rights to vulnerable
4. Key health workers and government authorities
understand and promote education and social awareness of mental disorders and
increased resource allocation for mental health
5. Public knowledge and
understanding about mental health are increased reducing Stigmatization and
discrimination due to mental health.
AYGF is implementing a World Bank project on Nutrition tagged Accelerating Nutrition in Nigeria-ANRiN. The objective of the project is to increase access and utilization of integrated, community-based Basic Package of Nutrition Service (BPNS) in half of Kogi and Niger State according to established and agreed targets (for quality and coverage) to reduce the level of malnutrition in States.
The priority areas that are key to improving nutritional status in the state under the AYGF ANRiN intervention include but are not limited to the following:
• Maternal Nutrition
• Infant and Young Child Feeding
• Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children under Five
• Micronutrient Deficiency Control
• Diet Related Non communicable Diseases
• Nutrition Information Systems