Nutrition is an important component of Primary Health Care. In Adamawa State, malnutrition among under 5 children is unacceptably high (38%). Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is still a public health problem in the State.
The Nutrition Unit of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, headed by the State Nutrition Officer, has adopted the National Policy and Strategies to combat childhood malnutrition through a robust growth monitoring system put in place, early identification of SAM and treatment through community based approach, improving coverage of exclusive breastfeeding and good practice of Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF).
With the Boko Haram insurgency, food distribution programme was implemented in collaboration with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).