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When a mining firm in Obuasi found malaria was hampering its operations, it joined forces with locals and the government to find a solution. Now others want to emulate their success
Nestled in the Ashanti region of southern Ghana, the small town of Obuasi is encircled by hills, largely forested but bearing scars from open-cast and illegal mining. Eighty kilometres south of the country’s second city, Kumasi, it is a community of subsistence farmers and miners.
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Fill the Nutrient Gap (FNG) is a situation analysis and decision-making tool developed by World Food Programme (WFP) with inputs from University of California, Davis; International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Epicentre; United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Harvard University; and Mahidol University.
Aflao – A cross-border meeting was organized this week (09/08) by IOM Ghana and the Lagos–Abidjan Corridor Organization (ALCO) in Aflao on the Ghana-Togo border to strengthen cross-border communication and coordination between the two countries.
Improving the cross-border communication should help Ghana and Togo to prevent, detect and respond to infectious diseases and other potential public health issues.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
When Cholera strikes, it is devastating. It moves quickly, infecting people who unknowingly pass it on to others. High-density communities around city centers are often the hardest hit by an outbreak, and efforts to contain the disease become a race against time. Since the early 1970s, Ghana has reported intermittent Cholera outbreaks, with significant epidemics in the recent past. In 2014, 60 percent of Ghana’s districts reported Cholera infections and in 2014 and 2015 combined, nearly 30,000 new cases and over 250 deaths were reported.
Episcopal Relief & Development and its Ghanaian partner ADDRO (the Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization) are working with UK-based Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) to distribute more than 2.6 million mosquito nets in Ghana. This partnership is active in three regions – Northern, Upper West and Greater Accra – and will contribute significantly to the country’s goal of universal net coverage.
This infographic snapshot provides an overview of national level data for more than 150 indicators covering the full scope of HIV and SRHR linkages including: key connections; enabling environment (policy and legal); health systems; integrated service delivery; a focus on adolescents and youth; and a focus on key populations.
In 2015, 884,000 babies were born in Ghana, or around 2,400 every day.
Among young women (aged 20-24), 17 percent gave birth by age 18.
Approximately 69 babies will die each day before reaching their first month3; 55 stillbirths occur every day.
Neonatal mortality rate:
Ghana’s neonatal mortality rate (NMR)^ is 28 deaths per 1,000 live births.
NMR≠ in rural areas is 29 deaths per 1,000 live births and 33 deaths per 1,000 live births in urban areas for an urban-to-rural NMR ratio of 1.1.
Description of the disaster
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
L’étude portant sur le coût de la faim en Afrique (CFDA), conduite jusqu’à maintenant dans 12 pays à travers l’Afrique, montre l’impact social et économique de la sous-nutrition sur les enfants âgés de moins de 5 ans ainsi que son coût pour les économies nationales. Ici, nous nous concentrons sur 10 choses à savoir sur le coût de la faim au Ghana.
A new program in Ghana combines health messaging with an innovative incentive system to rally an entire community behind the health of its pregnant moms and babies.
Bouncing her four-month-old daughter on her knee, Perpetual Guore recalled the stark difference between this pregnancy and her last one. When pregnant with her son, she wanted to go to the health center for prenatal care but, “my mother-in-law and husband said no,” she said. “It’s laziness. I don’t want to work”
In early June 2015, the Greater Accra region of Ghana experienced flooding due to torrential rains which led to the widespread destruction to property and livelihoods, caused the displacement of people from their homes, and 200 deaths.
Worldwide, more than 748 million people live without access to clean water and at least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water. Rotary is working to change that. For example, members used a Rotary grant to drill more than 20 clean-water wells and to repair another 30 in villages across Ghana. The project also included education about and treatment of Buruli ulcer, a debilitating infection that if untreated can lead to disability and death. Nearly 70,000 people will benefit from this initiative.