An analysis of urban policies and strategies on health and nutrition in Nigeria

Obinna Onwujekwe, Prince Agwu (Lead / Corresponding author), Julianna Onuh, Benjamin Uzochukwu, Chukwuedozie Ajaero, Chinyere Mbachu, Charles T. Orjiakor, Aloysius Odii, Tolib Mirzoev

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Abstract

Urban policies on health and nutrition in Nigeria are much in need. To underscore the reality of such need, we conducted a review of selected urban health and nutrition policies and strategies. We used an appropriate framework by Bandauko that outlines the content of a good urban policy for high-level analysis of the reviewed policies and strategies. Our review discovered neglect of urban health in Nigeria, evidence by a lack of urban health-focused policies. On urban nutrition, policies and strategies are rather aimed at enhancing the political-economy of a few, than improving nutritional levels of the people. Overall, the policies were barely effective owing to how they are developed, implemented and evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages26
JournalUrban Research and Practice
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Sept 2021

Keywords

  • food and nutrition
  • health
  • social inclusion
  • sustainability
  • Urban development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies

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