Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: 2022
National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition: 2022
Standing Technical Committee for Nutrition and Food (CTPNA)
Sun Government Focal Point/Country Coordinator
Mahamat Bechir, Director of Food and Applied Nutrition, Chairman of the Permanent Technical Committee for Nutrition and Food (CTPNA)., Minister of Public Health and Prevention acting as Vice-Chairman of the National Nutrition and Food Council and Minister of State, Secretary General to the Presidency of the Republic acting as Chairman of the National Council.
Country nutrition status 2022
- In process
- M&E framework
National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)
National nutrition plan
Advocacy and communications framework/plan
Subnational nutrition coordination mechanism
SUN networks in-country presence
Finance for nutrition
Country priorities 2022
2022 Shared country good practice
Study on the barriers and determinants of good nutritional practices in Chad
Accomplishments related to strong partner contributions
Conducting a study on the barriers and determinants of good nutritional practices in Chad
Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)
Chad is on track to achieve its nutrition goals at the national level, reflecting efforts under the 2014-2025 National Nutrition and Food Policy and the 2022 -2025 Intersectoral Nutrition and Food Action Plan. According to the SMART survey conducted in November 2022, the national prevalence of global acute malnutrition stood at 8.6%, which represents a decrease of 2.3 percentage points compared to the 10.9% recorded in 2021, and 4.9 percentage points compared to the 13.5% recorded in 2018. This decline is reflected in the number of children affected, even though the country is making slow progress towards meeting the target of the Sustainable Development Goals (less than 5% by 2025 and less than 3% by 2030).
The mapping of nutrition interventions and stakeholders (2019 and 2020) has been updated to improve the alignment of nutrition interventions with national priorities. A study on the barriers and determinants of good nutritional practices in Chad was carried out. The FORMANUT project was finally implemented to improve the programmes, and the training of sensitive and specific nutrition actors, as well as mass awareness.
Training and retraining of focal points of Provincial Nutrition and Food Committees and the various SUN networks; coordination harmonisation workshop between the Provincial Nutrition and Food Committees, the Permanent Technical Committee for Nutrition and Food, the SAN programme and the REACH initiative; support by the REACH initiative and the WFP for carrying out the 'Fill the Nutrient Gap' study.
In Chad, the Minister of State, Secretary General at the Presidency of the Republic, chairs the National Nutrition and Food Council, and the Minister of Public Health and Prevention chairs the National Council. The Standing Nutrition and Food Technical Committee ensures multisectoral coordination and implementation of the Intersectoral Nutrition and Food Action Plan (PAINA). In 2022, the National Technical Committee met nine times, which reflects the high level of commitment of its members. At the sub-national level, nutrition interventions are coordinated by Provincial Nutrition and Food Committees (CPNAs), and 13 of these 15 committees had costed multi-sectoral nutrition plans.