The project’s first aim is to reduce child morbidity and mortality by scaling up proven nutrition interventions to the most vulnerable populations of northern Ghana. The key to the success of these interventions is an early identification of severely malnourished children by trained and appropriately equipped frontline health workers. This allows treating effectively most of the children at home by a simple provision of therapeutic food and micronutrient supplements. To ensure sustainability of the results and to help reduce the number of children facing undernutrition in the long term, the project will also assist the Government of Ghana in the development and implementation of a strong and coherent national nutrition policy. Finally, a gender sensitive nutrition information and surveillance system will be developed in the 3 northern regions to enable the government and development partners to improve monitoring of nutrition programs, decision-making and timely response in the three northern regions.
Expected intermediate outcomes include: - Improved treatment and prevention of child undernutrition for boys and girls under 5 and mothers - Improved financial support, gender-sensitive policy coherence and coordination in nutrition sector - Improved monitoring of nutritional indicators and decision making for better nutritional outcomes
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