ANRiN provides nutrition, reproductive health services to 895,724 people in Kaduna.

Written by on January 4, 2022

The World Bank-supported Accelerating Nutrition in Nigeria (ANRiN) project has reached out to a total of 895,724 people with various nutrition and adolescent health services in Kaduna State in 2021.

The Project Coordinator, Dr Zainab Muhammad-Idris, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Kaduna on Monday.

Muhammad-Idris explained that ANRiN is a five-year project from 2018 to 2023, designed to increase utilisation of quality, cost-effective nutrition services for pregnant and lactating women, adolescent girls, and children under five years in the state.

She said that SFH was responsible for Makarfi, Kubau, Kauru, Kudan, Zaria, Lere, Giwa, Igabi, Soba, Birnin Gwari and Sabon Gari local government areas (LGAs).

She added that eHealth, on the other hand, was responsible for Kaduna South, Kaduna North, Ikara, Chikun. Kajuru, Kachia and Jaba, Zangon Kataf, Jema’a, Sanga, Kagarko and Kaura LGAs.

She said that while SFH reached 458,502 target groups between August and December, eHealth has reached a total of 437,222, between October and December, amounting to a total of 895,724 people so far reached.

On adolescent nutrition services, Muhammad-Idris said that eHealth target for short-term contraception was not met while that for Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) was exceeded.

She, however, said that the organisation proposes to meet its target by scaling up to two additional Local Government Areas.

Seun Fakorede

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