Adolescents in Care Groups in Nigeria (IMC)

Case Study on Adolescent Inclusion in the Care Group Approach: The Nigeria Experience

Recipient
International Medical Corps (IMC)
Dates 
April to June 2015
OutputsResearch, tool
Technical Areas
Nutrition and food technology;
Social and behavioral change

International Medical Corps has been using the Care Group approach, using peer-to-peer learning and support, to address malnutrition and to promote optimal birth and health outcomes in the northwest state of Sokoto, Nigeria, since 2014. International Medical Corps sought a small grant to describe the experience of including adolescent girls in Care Groups and to highlight barriers, facilitators, and lessons learned. As a result of this research, International Medical Corps provided consolidated promising practices on how to overcome barriers for including adolescents and strengthen program quality to include adolescent girls in Care Groups and meet their unique needs.