Reducing Nutrition Related Child Mortality in Say District, Niger

Reporting Organization:Islamic Relief Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 714,094
Timeframe: January 1, 2017 - May 24, 2019
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Islamic Relief Canada

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Niger (the) - $ 714,094.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Newborn & Child Health (30 %)

Primary Health Care (20 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (10 %)

Nutrition (5 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (20 %)

Shelter & Construction (10 %)

Food Security & Agriculture (5 %)

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This project is an integrated development project that aims to improve health, nutrition, food security and water facilities. Islamic Relief’s intervention in Say District aims to significantly increase the rate of the community’s access to clean and safe water by the end of 2018, decrease food shortages, and reduce the malnutrition rate among children under 5. This project is developing and increasing health center capacities by providing medical equipment, training health workers, hiring additional staff and providing solar powered electricity. The majority of this project was complete in March 2018; however, with an unusual amount of savings our intervention has been extended until 2019.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns
Total Direct Population: 7,107
Total Indirect Population: 23,000
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1 Borehole drilled with solar power source
1 Garden established
2332 Children U5 accessed improved malnutrition treatment facilities
250 Messages on malnutrition prevention broadcasted
40 Health workers promoted education and awareness campaigns
50 health workers capacity improved
80 Community volunteers promoted education and awareness campaigns
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Outcome 1: Reduced malnutrition rates among children under 5
Outcome 2: Improved access to clean, potable water for domestic and agricultural use
Outcome 3: Improved capacity within the community on common disease prevention

Outcome 1 Results: GAM rate of 9.70% at the baseline reduced to 7.69% at the endline making 21% GAM rate reduction
– 3053 severely acutely malnourished children (1531 girls and 1522 boys) have access to improved malnutrition treatment facilities
– 52 health workers (16 male and 36 female) trained on malnutrition management
– 26 health works (12 females and 14 males) trained on malaria management
– 1 CRENI and 23 CRENAS expanded through rehabilitation and equipment

Outcome 2: Food consumption score by the end of the project was 56 compared to 41 in a non-project area
– two solar power boreholes drilled with 4 standpoints
– one garden set up for 50 women

Outcome 3:
– 3 awareness session on family essential practices held (reaching 2,698 people) and 40 health workers, 80 community volunteers, and 2 communicators’ capacities reinforced.
– 505 messages broadcasted by 4 community radios

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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