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USAID Advancing Nutrition began working in Ghana in June 2020. In partnership with the Government of Ghana, we provide technical support and assessment services to improve district planning for equitable delivery of services that promote household resilience and early childhood growth and development. We aim to—

  • improve country coordination for nutrition and resilience
  • strengthen multi-sectoral collaboration to develop guidance and tools for food security and nutrition to inform the Government’s medium-term development plan
  • strengthen district-level decision-making on program planning, financing, and implementation for nutrition and resilience
  • strengthen local government to integrate multi-sectoral, evidence-based nutrition strategies in district development plans.

We also gather evidence to guide investments that USAID, the Government of Ghana, and other stakeholders make in early childhood development services for children ages 0–3 years, and we capture experiences and learning about growth monitoring and promotion approaches in Ghana.


Browse a selection of 5 activities in this country.

community health worker provides counseling to a mother and infant

Project Year 4 Summary: Priorities and Key Accomplishments

Over the past four years, USAID Advancing Nutrition has supported policies, programs, interventions, and systems to realize our vision of a world where countries, communities, and families are well…

women sitting at desks in a classroom with their children

Working to Prepare Frontline Health Workers to Deliver Quality Nutrition Services

USAID Advancing Nutrition invests in pre-service training curricula, a critical, sustainable, and scalable approach to improving the nutrition-related competencies of health workers.

Two Ghanaian Health workers weighing a small child outside as the mother looks on.

Health Workers Tackle Malnutrition in Yikpabongo, Ghana

Health workers in the Mamprugu-Moagduri District of Ghana are now equipped with the knowledge and support they need to identify and manage cases of acute malnutrition in children in their communities.

Almost half of all deaths for children under 5 are attributable to malnutrition — this is why improving nutrition is imperative to achieving USAID’s global maternal and child survival goals.
Reducing anemia in Ghana requires strengthening the capacity of frontline health workers at the health facility and community levels on anemia prevention and management.
USAID Mission Director, Kimberly Rosen, visits village savings and loans association supported by USAID Advancing Nutrition in Ghana’s Papu community.
Quality pre-service training forms the foundation of all nutrition services, equipping health professionals with the competencies required to deliver quality services from day one on the job.