KAP WASH And Nutrition Survey 2017

The goal of the study is to evaluate how the earlier interventions contributed to the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices and the influence this has had on behavior change of the communities regarding appropriate nutrition and WASH practices in Jere and MMC. In addition the study findings will act as a baseline and recommendations will aid in designing, planning and implementation of the future nutrition interventions.
Specific objective

1. Conduct a KAP survey on Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN); hygiene and sanitation and other related factors such as health seeking behavior during illnesses
2. Use KAP survey results to recommend key simple and achievable interventions that will address the identified issues to ensure appropriate practices
3. To determine the effectiveness, relevance and appropriateness of the current BCC strategy (care groups, and others)
4. Document cultural and traditional practices that enhance or undermine appropriate nutrition and hygiene practices in the two sub-counties
5. To determine community knowledge and awareness on other nutrition interventions
The information generated from the KAP survey will assist IMC and its partners working in Maiduguri and Jere LGA to evaluate the impact of the current nutrition and WASH activities related social behavior change and to plan for future implementation of nutrition programme tailored to the specific context.

Name of data collection activity

KAP WASH And Nutrition Survey 2017

Year(s) of Implementation




Frequency of implementation


Geographical Coverage

  • LGA level

States Implemented

  • Borno

Program Area

  • Water and Sanitation
  • Child Health
  • Nutrition

Target group/Population of Interest

mothers and/or caregivers in households with children aged between 0-23 months.

Population unit

  • Household

Type of data collection activity


Sample size

96 households

Sampling procedure

MMC and Jere LGA’s each have 11 different wards. Since IMC UK current intervention or catchment areas for both CMAM and the IYCF project targets only two of the wards belonging to the MMC and Jere LGA’s, the current KAP survey delineates and identifies only the two wards. The survey are of this KAP survey was therefore the two IMC UK interventions wards of the MMC and Jere LGA’s namely, Maisandari and Mairi. MaisandarI has 24 settlements whereas Mairi has 32 settlements (See list of settlements in Appendix 7.1).
The KAP survey is designed to have a three stage sampling technique. The first one being the purposively selected two wards followed by lottery system to select one of the settlement where the survey would be conducted and in the end selecting of respective households using simple random sampling(with the help of ENA for SMART survey software)
Household selection
Two of the settlements representing Mairi and Maisandari wards were selected by the two supervisors using mere lottery system. OTP Mairi clinic and Dala Alamderi of settlements belonging to Mairi and Maisandari were selected respectively. Before the commencement of the actual data collection, IMC volunteers were tasked to delineate the two settlements and enlist those households living in the two wards only. Once the list was compiled and put into a roaster, the 60 HH for each wards were selected using simple random sampling. Each day twelve households were allotted for the twelve interviewers to complete a five days of data collection (See list of households roaster for the two settlements in Appendix 7.2).
In the event where there are no children under two years in the selected household or in the event of any refusal, those particulars households were not replaced with other non-selected households but rather kept as non-respondent or illegible for the KAP survey. If the mother/caregiver was not home, the household was visited later or the following day but never skipped or replaced.

Data collection period

February 2017 – April 2017

Data collection tool

Paper Questionnaire

Implementing organization

  • International Medical Corps

Collaborating organization

  • Federal Ministry of Health

Funding agency

  • Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

Name of Contact Person

Asmelesh Rezene

Email Address of Contact Person


Webpage of data project/activity