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USAID Forms New Partnerships to Enhance Ghana’s Health, Nutrition

by Oluwatosin Racheal Alabi

The U.S., through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has stepped up its commitment to Ghana. Their goal? Strengthen health and nutrition throughout the country. 

At a recent regional event in Bolgatanga, Maureen Malave from USAID highlighted their dedication to the Resilience in Northern Ghana (RIIG II) initiative. This joint effort with Ghana’s Ministry of Local Government aims to tackle the root causes of malnutrition. “We’re focusing on comprehensive solutions, covering health, agriculture, water, and more,” Malave said.

USAID is partnering with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to enhance practise networks in northern Ghana. Their mission is clear: improve nutrition services at all healthcare levels. Malave highlighted their focus on child feeding, anaemia prevention, and malnutrition management. 

“Nutrition affects more than just health. It impacts economic growth and national progress,” Malave emphasised. Plans are in motion to include nutrition in Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme. USAID and GHS are partnering to make this happen.

According to a report by Graphic Online, Stephen Yakubu, the Upper East Regional Minister, praised USAID’s efforts. He assured continued collaboration and stressed maintaining the progress made. Pascal Dongzuing from the GHS acknowledged the project’s regional benefits. He mentioned key districts are now equipped with health record books for better service.

Naba Baba Salifu Atamale Lemyaarum, an influential figure from the Bongo Traditional Area, also emphasised the importance of nutrition from a young age. “It lays the foundation for a child’s growth and development,” he noted.

In conclusion, this strengthened partnership between the U.S. and Ghana is about more than health. It’s about building a stronger, more inclusive society for everyone.

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