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MID TERM REVIEW MEETING OF ECOWAS NUTRITION FOCAL POINTS BOBO DIOULASSO, AUGUST 21-23 2007 COUNTRY EXPERIENCE WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF CAP VERDE RECOMMENDATIONS GHANA

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MID TERM REVIEW MEETING OF ECOWAS NUTRITION FOCAL POINTS BOBO DIOULASSO, AUGUST 21-23 2007

COUNTRY EXPERIENCE WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF CAP VERDE RECOMMENDATIONS

GHANA


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Rec. 1- To create awareness and strengthen institutional capacity and inter sectoral collaboration and leadership at national, and community levels for accelerating action to address the double burden of malnutrition.

  • Program responsible for non communicable diseases already established in Disease Control Unit, Public Health Division

    • Awareness creation & planning workshops (2) held for national and regional level persons to create awareness and initiate plan organized by the program

  • Issue regularly raised in addresses of immediate past Director Gen-GHS

    • Reduce oil content in foods especially stews

    • Exercise regularly

    • Instituted morning jogging at GHS residential conferences/meetings


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Rec. 1- To create awareness and strengthen institutional capacity and inter sectoral collaboration and leadership at national, and community levels for accelerating action to address the double burden of malnutrition.

  • Feature articles/columns in many newspapers especially weekend papers

  • Healthy lifestyle discussions & exercises on TV morning shows

  • Keep Fit clubs formed in many communities especially urban areas (jogging mostly in the morning on weekends)

  • Group of doctors obtained permission from Education authorities for awareness creation (& quiz competition) in second cycle institutions

  • Nutrition Unit contributed to development of manual for the program


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Rec. 2- To include data on obesity, diabetes and other diet related non communicable diseases in demographic and health surveys.

  • Data on obesity in 2003 demographic and health survey

  • One staff nominated to participate in planning process and training data collectors in DHS

  • Non communicable disease program plan to do national survey


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Rec. 3- To give priority to interventions which target the window of opportunity from pre-conception to around 24 months of age, the critical period when the foundation for life long health is determined.

  • Implemented community based growth promotion with on 2-23 months age group in 40 pilot communities in 4 districts

  • Initiative being expanded into 65 districts (Nutrition and Malaria Control for Child Survival Project)

  • Reproductive and Child Health Unit organized series of meetings on neonatal & new born care


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Rec 4.-To develop and implement institutional cross-cutting policies and actions which address the double burden of malnutrition (1).

  • Formulated new nutrition strategic document-Imagine Ghana Free of Malnutrition for period 2007-2011.

    • Formulation by multi sectoral group.

    • To serve as rallying point for ministries, departments and agencies to solve problem of malnutrition

    • Preliminary national dissemination in 2006

    • Has one strategic objective which addresses obesity (reduce obesity by 1/3 in all physiologic groups)


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Rec 4.-To develop and implement institutional cross-cutting policies and actions which address the double burden of malnutrition (2).

  • New MOH Policy for next Prog. Of Work (2007-2011) focus on Prevention & health Promotion

    • Stresses on promoting nutrition and healthy lifestyle

  • Introduced Regenerative Health and Nutrition (RHN) Project

    • Multi-sectoral committee led by Nutrition Unit adapted a manual for training on RHN

    • Persons responsible appointed in MOH & Nutrition Unit

    • Facilitator in regional trainings


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Rec. 5- To urge communities and schools, including pre-schools, to be nutrition and physical activity-friendly, in order to promote health and well being throughout life.


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Rec.6- To promote the production, processing, preservation and consumption of local foods, for safe and balanced diets at all season and promote food fortification and micronutrient supplementation when and where needed.

  • Initiatives to fortify:

  • wheat flour & maize meal with Vit. A B1, B2, iron, zinc

  • Vegetable oil with vit. A

  • Sponsored by GAIN (wheat flour, veg oil)

  • WFP (maize meal)


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Wheat flour/vegetable oil fortification

  • National program

  • GAIN sponsorship with supply of fortificant to industry for first 3 months

  • Formed National Food Fortification Alliance (NFFA) – multi sectoral committee of public private partnership (govt agencies, industry, civil society)

  • NFFA planning & coordinating function

  • Fortification of flour/vegetable oil started July,2007

  • Formative research on going for dev of communication strategy

  • Yet to get amendment of food law passed by parliament


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Maize meal fortification

  • WFP sponsored, as exit strategy

  • Pilot in 2 communities in WFP program areas

  • Support women’s groups with corn milling machines, micronutrient feeders/mixing machine & fortificant

  • Developing radio program to create awareness


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Rec. 7- To adapt and integrate into maternal and child health services the new WHO Child Growth Charts.

  • Established a multi sectoral New Growth Chart Implementation Committee- (Ghana Health Service, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dept. of Nutrition & Food Science-Univ of Ghana, WHO, UNICEF -2006

  • Disseminated WHO new growth standards at annual retreats of Public Health Division & Reproductive and Child Health Unit and adopted recommendation for separate curves for sexes

  • Re-print of child health record book bearing growth chart suspended until new chart is developed

  • Sub committee developed new growth chart (W/A. z-scores, 0.2kg divisions)


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Key Challenges / Opportunities

Challenges

  • Securing appropriate forum to share recommendations

  • Few staff at national level

  • Overload due to multiplying programs / activities

    Opportunities

  • Favourable Health Policy

  • Immediate past Director Gen-GHS, current Minister for Health-nutrition advocates


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