Action - Reducing Maternal and Child Undernutrition - Management of severe acute malnutrition - Infants and young children|Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)|SAM child

Programme: Reducing Maternal and Child Undernutrition

Programme description

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.

Programme type

Community/sub-national

Cost

CA$ 15,000,000

References

Status: 
On-going

Start date:

January
2012

End date:

January
2017
Area: 
Rural
Place: 
The 3 Northern regions (Upper East, Upper West, Northern region)
Target group: 
Infants and young children
Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)
SAM child
Age group: 
Children under 5 years
Delivery: 
Community-based
Kindergarten/school
Target population size : 
x
Coverage level (%): 
Northern Ghana
Outcome indicator(s): 

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

Outcome reported by social determinants: 
Vulnerable groups

Revision log

DateUserLogState
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:36engesveenkEdited by AnnaLartey.published
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 09:46engesveenkEdited by AnnaLartey.published
Wed, 03/27/2013 - 16:13bloessnermEdited by AnnaLartey.published
Mon, 11/26/2012 - 12:13AnnaLarteyEdited by AnnaLartey.published
Mon, 11/26/2012 - 11:58william_nkoomEdited by william_nkoom.needs_review
Fri, 11/23/2012 - 13:20william_nkoomCreated by william_nkoom.draft