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USAID Advancing Nutrition
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Technical Report

Malnutrition remains a major public health issue in Ghana, with nearly 18 percent of children under five being stunted, 12 percent being underweight, and six percent being wasted (GSS and ICF 2023). Among the key factors that have hindered progress in addressing the malnutrition situation over the years is the lack of collaboration and coordination among the various sectors and actors in planning for nutrition and rolling out multi-sectoral interventions. To help address these issues and others, USAID Advancing Nutrition Ghana set out to provide technical support to advance the Government of Ghana's efforts to improve planning and delivery of services that promote household resilience and early childhood growth and development through the achievement of the following objectives:

  • Objective 1: Strengthened multi-sectoral planning, financing, and coordination of food and
    nutrition security (FNS)
  • Objective 2: Strengthened quality and reach of nutrition service delivery
  • Objective 3: Strengthened community structures and behaviors for improved household
    nutrition and resilience
Photo: a health worker giving a young child medicine. The child is sitting in his mother's lap.