Nutrition International and United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), announced at the Family Planning Summit 2020 in London, a partnership to provide services integrating family planning and nutrition to improve women and adolescent girls’ health.
As part of its Nutrition Leverage and Influence for Transformation (N-LIFT) initiative, funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada, Nutrition International will invest up to $2 million (CAD) to incorporate nutrition components into existing UNFPA sexual and reproductive health services.
The partnership hopes to increase the benefits to women and girls reached by UNFPA family planning services by offering a range of nutrition interventions.
This investment will initially focus on integrating nutrition and family planning in Nigeria and Senegal. Leveraging UNFPA family planning and maternal health services, the partnership has the potential to scale up to reach 15 million women and girls annually.
With an anchor investment provided by the Government of Canada, N-LIFT is a business model created by Nutrition International to help build innovative partnerships and promote co-investments to scale up nutrition reach and resources so that more women, girls, and young children have access to proven nutrition solutions.