Thursday, December 8, 2022

2020 NUTRITION ANNUAL REPORT


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Nutrition Unit is one of the service delivery units under the auspices of the District Health
Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS). It is mandated to co- ordinate all nutrition activities in
the district, implement national and regional programs on Nutrition and also collaborate with NGOs and
other stakeholders on Nutrition activities.

The objective of the unit is to Work for the empowerment and the capacity development of families and
communities as primary child caregivers (PCC) through nutrition education and advocacy.

Growth Monitoring and promotion

This activity is carried out on children under five (5) by Health Staffs and community Volunteers at both
statics and outreach points. Data collected from these activities are often analyzed to determine the
nutritional status of under- five (5) years old children using the anthropometric indicator weight- for-
Age (W/A) and height -for- Age (stunting).

Routine Vitamin A supplementation

This activity is carried out every month at outreach point and static clinics to children under five who
are due for the supplementation base on the age of child.

Iron deficiency anemia control

In line with the introduction of the integrated strategy for anemia control in Ghana, most health workers
have been trained to enhance their capacity on the implementation of this program. This has facilitated a
continuous distribution of routine anti- anemia drugs (iron foliate and de-wormer) to vulnerable groups
especially twenty-four (24) to fifty-nine (59) months children and pregnant women at health facilities
and outreach points. IFA supplementation is also given to adolescent girls in schools and out school.

Community infant and young child feeding

This program is aimed at shaping skills of health and community volunteers in counseling. The health
staffs counsel mothers/care givers and pregnant women on breastfeeding, appropriate complementary
feeding and hygiene at various health facilities and communities

INTRODUCTION

The Nutrition Unit is one of the service delivery units under the auspices of the District Health
Directorate of the. Ghana Health Service (GHS). It is mandated to co- ordinates all nutrition activities in
the district, implement National! Regional directed programs on Nutrition and collaborate with NGDs
and others stakeholders with concern on Nutrition.

 

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