Grant is closed

Jun 2013 – Sep 2015

Community Management of Acute Malnutrition in Nigeria (Phase 1)

To integrate community treatment for severely acute malnourished children at scale into the Nigerian health service.

$32,398,399 Grant Value

The programme aimed to treat up to 250,000 malnourished children per year in 11 states in Northern Nigeria with ready-to-use therapeutic food and basic health care. The grant also aimed to mobilise domestic financing to ensure the programme's long term sustainability.

For more on the impact of this programme, read Treating malnourished children in Nigeria.


Over a five year period, this project aimed to treat up to one million children for severe acute malnutrition in Nigeria by improving service quality, and increasing political will and resources.

This grant relates to the first phase of the programme. A grant for the second phase of work can be found here.

National and State-level coverage surveys can be found at the Coverage Monitoring Network.

Over one million children have been admitted to the programme since it began in 2009. Over 830,000 children have been cured and the annual cure rate was 85% in 2015.

More than 208,000 lives have been saved.

One million malnourished children treated in Nigeria (full infographic)