Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: 2022
National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition: 2022
Currently in progress
Sun Government Focal Point/Country Coordinator
Abdillahi Ilmi Gueddi, National Nutrition Programme Coordinator, Ministry of Health / Directorate of Health and the Mother and Child
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
Not yet implemented (the country joined the movement in 2021)
Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)
The drought in the Horn of Africa region has brought together members of government to raise funds and advocate for resource mobilisation from partners. The country has a National Nutrition Policy which was validated in January 2021. Notwithstanding, the implementation has not yet started. The Minister of Health and the Minister of Social Affairs have been made aware of this, and are committed to working for the creation of the multisectoral nutrition platform.
The country does not formally have a strategic plan setting national objectives for the implementation of nutrition interventions. Due to the lack of a common results framework, nutrition information is not specified in some sectors. The finalisation of the Nutrition Strategic Action Plan is still ongoing. However, each sector has objectives, and the implementation of interventions associated with these sector objectives is on track, but needs to be strengthened through a common framework.
The establishment of a multisectoral coordination mechanism for nutrition remains one of the country's priorities, which continues at the same time to carry out actions to strengthen interventions in favour of nutrition. The Ministry of Health fights against malnutrition by taking charge of cases of malnourished children, and by carrying out preventive actions (awareness raising, screening, cooking demonstrations) within health structures and through community relays operating in the districts, and having centres in each district. With the establishment of a multisectoral coordination mechanism, the country is on track to strengthen nutrition.
Since the country joined the SUN Movement in 2021, the Coordinator of the National Nutrition Programme within the Ministry of Health, who plays the role of Focal Point, receives support from UN agencies, donors and all stakeholders, as part of the multi-sector nutrition coordination effort that is being put in place. He reports to the Director of Health and the Mother and Child of the same Ministry, who coordinates and ensures the governance of the SUN Movement. The country is on track to strengthen nutrition.