GHS launches nutrition scorecard to deal with malnutrition in the country

The diet Department of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has launched the Ghana Nutrition Scorecard to assist take care of malnutrition challenges within the nation.

The venture, with assist from the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) will, amongst different issues establish diet issues; root causes and spotlight Ghana’s progress in direction of attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) goal for the wellbeing of the individuals.

The software program, which has been designed for steady replace, is a vital supply of aggregated data for efficient monitoring and analysis to fight malnutrition.

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General, GHS, in a speech learn on his behalf on the launch, stated it might improve administration choice, accountability, and drive motion.

He stated the developments in dietary indicators corresponding to stunting, meals waste, micro diet deficiency, weight problems, food plan associated non communicable illness had been growing therefore, the necessity for strategic focusing on to bridge the gaps, scale up efficient precedence interventions and enhance protection of confirmed intervention.

Dr Kuma-Aboagye urged the Nutrition Department of the GHS to guide and personal the implementation course of and make sure that the design of the instrument was nicely documented as a possible finest follow for adoption and scaling up for growth.

He famous that pregnant ladies, youngsters, and adolescent diet well being had over time constantly acquired the eye of the worldwide group and acknowledged the dedication of the Service to these identifiable teams.

The authorities by the Ministry of Health and the GHS has supported the formulation and implementation of vital insurance policies and laws in addition to the implementation of evidence-based interventions, associated to diet throughout the nation.

These interventions have resulted in important enchancment as mirrored in a number of diet indicators over the previous couple of a long time.

The scorecard is predicted to scale back underneath diet in weak households.

The Director General expressed gratitude to ALMA and its well being companions for his or her assist in designing the Nutrition Scorecard and serving to the GHS to ship on its mandate.

Mrs Veronica Quartey, the Acting Deputy Director of Nutrition, GHS, stated the scorecard would assist interact different sectors to speed up enhancements in dietary standing and diet companies offered in any respect contact factors.

It would additionally assist undertake an efficient technique that might stimulate accountability, prudent administration, and initiatives by well being administration in any respect ranges.

“With assist from ALMA, the diet scorecard would promote knowledge utilisation and enchancment on routine knowledge high quality”, she added.

ALMA, UNICEF, World Health Organisation (WHO), USAID and the World Food Programme pledged their assist for the diet motion drive within the nation.

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