Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: 2022
National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition: 2022
SUN Movement Nigeria
Sun Government Focal Point/Country Coordinator
Dr. Binyerem Ukaire, Head, Nutrition Division, Health
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
Presidential approval for nutrition departments
The SUN Movement Networks conducted advocacy engagements with the National Council on Nutrition regarding the need for the creation of nutrition departments.
Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)
The National Multisectoral Plan of Action on Food and Nutrition provides a good policy framework, and 21 states have adopted the food and nutritrition plans. Additionally, in 2022 the country reviewed and launched the National Strategic Plan of Action for Nutrition (NSPAN), the National Guidelines for Micronutrient Deficiency and Control, the National Policy on Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN), and the National Guidelines on Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition.
The MSP jointly identified country priorities and worked together towards achieving them.
The SUN Academia and Research Network lead, Prof. M. K. Anigo, is the chairperson of the Technical Advisory Group for the National Council on Nutrition (NCN). He provides high-level strategic advice and support to the NCN.
The SUN Movement Secretariat is positioned in the Federal Ministry of Health, with the Head of the Nutrition Division as the SUN Government Focal Point. The SUN Government Network is led by the Federal Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning, which is the coordinating ministry for all nutrition activities in the country, as well as the secretariat for the NCN and the National Committee for Food and Nutrition (NCFN). Both work in alignment with the SUN Networks and nutrition stakeholders across relevant sectors, providing the leadership required for robust collaboration.