Mayadi department Maradi region / 2016-2017
by Action Against Hunger Spain (OFDI)

The survey quantified the prevalence of global acute malnutrition (GAM), estimated at 11.4% [12, 9% [9.4-13.8% CI]), including a prevalence of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) of 1.7% [1.0-2.9% CI].

The prevalence of chronic malnutrition was considered as alarming with 64.8% [61.3% - 68.1% CI] of children with stunting and 34.9% [30.7% - 39.4% CI ] with severe growth retardation.

The analysis of data from the review of secondary data and from quantitative and qualitative surveys, validated by key experts, identified eight risk factors considered as major contributors to child undernutrition.

Firstly, a high prevalence of childhood diseases mainly caused by the high risk of infection due to poor access to drinking water and poor hygiene and sanitation practices.

In the study area, undernutrition caused by those WASH diseases is enhanced by inappropriate ANJE feeding practices and by traditional therapeutic preferences of communities.

Infant undernutrition is also strongly related to household food insecurity, highly dependent on low agricultural production, not enough to cover their food needs.

This situation is exacerbated by inadequate management of resources available in the household.

Finally, high mothers workload has been identified as a major contributor to child undernutrition since it negatively affects feeding practices of young children and infants, as well as the use of health care amenities by women and children.

Full Report - Link NCA - Mayadi, Niger (in french) Response analysis and thematic focus - Link NCA, Maradi, Niger, 2017 Key results - Link NCA - Mayadi, Niger, 2017 (in french)