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
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Sep 2021

    Keywords

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

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