Tag Archives: Malnutrition

My skill is wasting away – Jobless nutritionist cries out

Akosua Konadu, a registered nutritionist

A registered nutritionist, who has been left frustrated by the government’s inability to allow her to serve the nation, has bemoaned the lack of regard for preventable healthcare services like the one she offers. This nutritionist, Akosua Konadu, just wants to repay Ghana back for the support she had during her education, but the issue of clearance from the government ...

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1st Nutrition Conference: N/Region leads in stunted growth

The Northern Region leads the country in stunted growth amongst children under five years. The percentage of stunted growth in the region is 36, which is far above the national figure of 22 percent. This was revealed at the 1st Northern Regional Nutrition conference in Tamale organized by SNV, a Dutch development organization working on the Voice for Change Partnership program. ...

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SNV laments increasing malnutrition rate in Northern Region

The Northern Region leads as the region with the most number of children under age 5 with stunted growth. The percentage of stunting in the region is 36%, which is far above the national average of 22%. This was revealed at a media workshop in the Upper West Regional capital Wa, by SNV, a Netherlands Development Organization working to promote ...

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Nutrition policy forum held in Bimbilla

A nutrition policy forum was held in Bimbilla in the Northern Region with a call on government to address nutrition challenges. The Head of Programs for Grameen Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization, Mr Mugmin Musah told Citi News at the forum that government is not achieving much in addressing nutrition problems due to serious gaps identified in the implementation of government programs ...

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First Lady launches ‘reducing malaria and malnutrition initiative’

Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization chaired by First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has launched the ‘Reducing Malaria and Malnutrition Initiative’, as parts of efforts to promote interventions and practices that will help address incidents of malaria and malnutrition across the country. The initiative will among other things bring together stakeholders to identify strategies that specifically pay attention to the ...

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WFP scales up fight against malnutrition

The World Food Programme (WFP has launched a five-year integrated agriculture and nutrition project to assist prevent malnutrition among children and pregnant women in Ghana. The project, known as “Enhanced Nutrition and Value Chain” (ENVAC) is being implemented with funding from Global Affairs Canada. It offers an innovative market-based approach to tackling malnutrition and under it about 10,000 smallholder maize, ...

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Ghana faces double burden of malnutrition – Report

Ghana is currently facing a nutrition crisis, recording a double burden of malnutrition, according to a new nutrition report. Dubbed the Foresight Report on Africa, the report, titled ‘Food Systems and Diets: Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century’, was launched by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition at the 7th Africa Day for Food and ...

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