WFP, partners launch nutrition project for food insecure populations 

WFP, partners launch nutrition project for food insecure populations 

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More than 250,000 meals insecure youngsters, adolescent ladies, and pregnant girls are set to obtain nutritious meals and nutrient fortified complement for a interval of six months to assist enhance their dietary standing.

During the interval, girls and ladies could be economically empowered by nutrition-sensitive livelihood programmes to allow them produce and or buy nutritious meals to make sure sustainability.

This was in step with the “Project for Universal Nutrition and Health Coverage by Sustainable Systems for Nutrition Improvement”, which was launched at Pishigu within the Karaga District of the Northern Region.

A complete of 91 districts in 10 areas are to profit from the mission.

It was being carried out by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with help from the Government of Japan and in collaboration with KOKO Plus Foundation to construct resilience of susceptible individuals to meals and vitamin insecurity.

According to the 2020 Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis, the Karaga District was the second most meals insecure district within the nation and it’s within the Northern Region, which nonetheless has the very best degree of stunting development nationwide therefore the mission.

Ms Barbara Clemens, Representative and Country Director of WFP, talking in the course of the launch of the mission, mentioned it fashioned a part of WFP’s help to the federal government to amongst others stop malnutrition in the course of the first 1,000 days of life.

Ms Clemens mentioned “It helps commitments made by nationwide governments together with Ghana in the course of the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit held in December 2021 committing to combine vitamin into Universal Health Coverage thereby making good vitamin accessible to all, remodeling meals techniques to advertise secure, sustainable, and wholesome meals to help individuals and planet, and constructing resilience to successfully tackle malnutrition.”

Mr Mochizuki Hisanobu, Ambassador of Japan to Ghana mentioned, “Sustained and coordinated motion to deal with malnutrition and meals insecurity is vital from the point of view of our dedication to selling the idea of human safety, which is a key growth cooperation goal of Japan’s Official Development Assistance.”

Mr Hisanobu added that the mission was an instance of Japan’s dedication to the Sustainable Development Goals of “Ending starvation, attaining meals safety and bettering vitamin and selling sustainable agriculture.”

He counseled Ghana for her dedication to selling common vitamin as a part of efforts to attain common well being protection.

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director-General of Ghana Health Service, whose speech was learn on his behalf, lauded the mission, and gave assurance to strengthen inter-sectoral collaboration to make sure improved service supply and success of the mission.

Alhaji Shani Alhassan Saibu, Northern Regional Minister, whose speech was learn on his behalf, referred to as for dedication to make sure profitable implementation of the mission for the well-being of the goal teams, particularly youngsters.

Naa Alhassan Andani, Chief of Pishigu, who chaired the launch, expressed gratitude to the WFP companions for the mission, saying it was essential to safeguarding the way forward for youngsters within the space.

Source: GNA

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