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Thursday, August 15th, 2013

The CSOs forum on Scaling Up Nutrition in Ghana held a high-level and extremely well-attended policy debate at the British Council in Accra, Ghana on 5th June. The event was chaired by Dr. Edith Tetteh, Vice Chairperson, National Development Planning Commission and National SUN Focal Person. Many high-level participants attended, including several Ghanaian parliamentarians; the Director-General, Ghana Health Service Dr. Appiah Denkyirah; representatives from the Ministry of Food and ...  [Read more]

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

The new Global Food Security Index 2012 has found that the quality of protein in food consumption in Ghana is low. This means Ghanaians food intake does not match the body’s requirement—having all the required food content (balanced diet), resulting in malnutrition. Recent analyses based on state-of-the-art epidemiological evidence by the Ghana Health Service show that in Ghana, 40% of all deaths that occur before the age of five are due directly and indirectly to under nutrition, making ...  [Read more]

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