The Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) Project is a social accountability investment implemented through the strategy of coalition building to achieve the goal of catalyzing government’s responsiveness on policies, budgets and administration on the most daunting challenges to Child and Family Health (CFH) at national and state levels in Nigeria. The project is implemented by a coalition of eight indigenous Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working in Child and Family Health.
CS-SUNN under the PACFaH project is the nutrition issue lead with the mandate to advocate for the adoption and increased implementation of the National Strategic Plan of Action for Nutrition (NSPAN) with a focus on Maternal and Child Nutrition (in Kaduna, Niger and Nasarawa state) and for increase in the 2017 health sector budget (in Niger and Kaduna state). The NSPAN was approved by the National Council on Health in 2014, and targets to reduce stunting by 20%, low birth weight among newborns by 15 percent and increase exclusive breastfeeding rate to 5o percent among other targets.
CS-SUNN under the PACFaH project advocated for the Federal and State governments to:
The MPTF grant provided the crucial support to the coalition to mobilize Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to take actions that will eﬀectively tackle under-nutrition in Nigeria, in alignment with the Nigeria’s National Strategic Plan of Action for Nutrition (NSPAN, 2014 – 2019).
Increased capacity of key stakeholder groups to advocate for and to track and monitor nutrition funding: CS-SUNN conducted trainings
Table 1: Summative comparison of expected versus actual outcomes and outputs achieved
Increased implementation of the National Strategic Plan of Action for Nutrition at National and 3 states
Increased 2017 health sector budget allocation and ensure timely releases in Nigeria at National and 7 States
% Health to State allocation in 2017 increased to 11.40% from 7.37% in 2014, capital releases increased to 57% from 29%
Domesticated State Specific Strategic Plan of Action for Nutrition and budget document
3.0. Capacity building achievements
This section will examine the key capacity building indicators achievements expected for the NGO in the area of:
Number of TOT workshops held for nutrition CSOs on advocacy.
2 Participants from state coalitions where part of the TOT that was conducted at the Federal level
Number of trainings held based on needs assessment findings;
Four trainings held in period one, 2 in period 2 and 2 in period 3
Total Number of Participants at the Advocacy Trainings
Total Number of Budget Tracking Trainings held
Total Number of Participants at the Budget Tracking Trainings
Number of CSOs Trained
Number of FBOs Trained