DataDENT support for Nigeria’s Nutrition Information System (NIS)

Health Sector Recommendations for Nutrition Indicators Collected Nationally in Nigeria

Recommendations | PDF 2,185 KB

Date of Publication |  August 2022

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health  (FMOH) collaborated with DataDENT and partners to produce recommendations for government stakeholders, donors and development partners  involved in planning and implementation of national-level nutrition data collection.  

Building Consensus on data priorities for a national Nutrition Information System: Lesson’s from Nigeria’s Health Sector

Brief | PDF 517 KB

Date of Publication |  September 2022

This brief describes the process of developing these recommendations through a multi-stakeholder Nutrition Information System (NIS) Task Team that was convened by the FMOH Nutrition Division and supported by DataDENT with collaborators from the University of Ibadan and the Nutrition, Agriculture and Health Initiative (NAHI). The brief focuses on three aspects of the work: 1) defining the challenges that the recommendations aim to address; 2) describing the process used to develop the recommendations and a costing framework used to prioritize them; and 3) offering examples of cross-cutting recommendations that respond to common nutrition data coordination and collection issues. Our experience in Nigeria illustrates a collaborative multi-stakeholder process that fostered buy-in and consensus building around technically informed nutrition data priorities. The process can be adapted to meet the needs of other countries working to strengthen their NIS.

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