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President pays glowing tribute to First Lady for serving Ghana

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commended the First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, for her immense contribution towards the provision of critical services...
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FAO calls for stronger actions to achieve Zero Hunger

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has underscored the urgent need for stronger actions in order to make healthy diets accessible...
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UN Sec-Gen appoints 27 global leaders to spearhead fight against malnutrition

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Mr António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, has appointed 27 prominent global figures including Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) as...
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Namibia plans to carry out malnutrition study next year

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Namibia will soon conduct a study to determine the level of malnutrition in the country as well as determine the economic and social consequences...
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Burkina Faso: More than 1.2 million people in need of humanitarian aid

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More than 1.2 million people need assistance in Burkina Faso as the country is facing an unprecedented humanitarian emergency caused by persistent insecurity in...

Save the Children & IFAD initiates measures to save adolescent girls from...

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By 2030 there will be 129 million children with stunted growth due to malnutrition, mostly born of young mothers. Opens today in Rome the International...

African Development Bank, World Food Programme move to aid South Sudan fight hunger...

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The Government of the Republic of South Sudan today welcomed a contribution of US$ 43.57 million from the African Development Bank for the implementation...
Latest figures show that 38 per cent of children under five are affected by stunting – children too short for their age due to lack of nutrients, suffering irreversible damage to brain capacity.

Africa set to meet SDG Zero-hunger target ahead of 2030, amidst challenges of...

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At the pace of development and commitment African countries could meet the zero-hunger goal (Sustainable Development Goal Two ) by 2025 , Bukar Tijani...
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GDCA Tackle Challenges Of Child Malnourishment

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The Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA), a local NGO operating in the Northern region has organised a two-day seminar with stakeholders to tackle the...
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WHO, UNFCCC Sign MOU To Tackle Climate Change Health Issues

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to renew...

Volunteer Group Educate Students On SDGs

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The VSO ICS Alumni Association Ghana, a volunteer group at the weekend embarked on a sensitisation campaign to educate students of Ada Senior High...
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East Gonja District Records High Cases of Malnutrition

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Malnutrition amongst children in the East Gonja District (EGD) of the Northern Region is high requiring urgent and coordinated interventions to control the situation. According...

DR Congo loses over US$1bn annually to malnutrition

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The economy of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is losing 1,637 billion Congolese francs, or more than a billion dollars a year, to the...

Ethiopia’s malnutrition crisis has grown ten times worse – MSF

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An acute humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Doolo zone, in Ethiopia’s Somali region, as malnutrition reaches alarming levels, warns international medical organisation Médecins Sans...

Pediatric Society Examines Children For Free

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Over 700 children in the Kumasi Metropolis have benefitted from free health screening exercise by pediatricians at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). This was...

Female Students Educated On Sexual And Reproductive Health

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Female students have been urged to take responsibility of their sexual and reproductive health and to live acceptable social lifestyles. Dr. Emmanuel Ameh, Obstetrician/Gynaecologist at...
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FAO, WAHO Join Force To Promote Health And Nutrition

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The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and the West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) have signed a partnership agreement to support...

Upper East Chalks Success in Reducing Malnutrition

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There has been a 5.8% decline in the figures of underweight babies under five years born in the Upper East Region. This is an improvement...
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Reversing Africa’s bane of malnutrition requires strong leadership

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Presenting a paper to the government of Ghana and presidential candidates in the upcoming December 7 polls, Siapha Kamara, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of...

Malnutrition Costs Ghana $2bn Annually

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Ghana loses $2 billion annually due to the impact of child malnutrition, a new research has revealed. According to the research, 35% of Ghanaians...
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WACCI Graduates 7 Students With PhDs in Plant Breeding

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The ceremony is the 4th graduation of Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) sponsored students with a total number of 35 graduates since...
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The Act of Fighting Malnutrition through Agriculture

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In June 2016, Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), MSF, in a declaration, alerted that about 24,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, were in calamitous...
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UNICEF monitors child malnutrition in Volta Region

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Among the entourage included Dr Victor Ngongalah, Chief of Health and Nutrition, Ms Lillian Selenje, Nutrition Specialist as well as other officials led by...
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Malnutrition in children could spell humanitarian crisis for Africa

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Most of these countries have not had enough rains in the past two years and the number of food insecure people in the region...
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UNICEF says around 1 million children could suffer malnutrition

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UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa Leila Gharagozloo-Pakkala said in 2014 and 2015, a series of climatic shocks ruined harvests, leaving...
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Hunger kills children in southern Madagascar

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"The death of a 13-year-child was noted but the exact causes and circumstances could not be determined in a formal way. Another child died...

Poor rainfall pushes Somalians into severe hunger

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The latest food security and nutrition assessment for Somalia which was released in Mogadishu by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)-managed Food Security...
An old woman is seen outside her mud-house in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

Kenya urged to invest in climate resilient agriculture to fight hunger

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Speaking at a press briefing in Nairobi on Thursday, the researchers warned that subsistence farming in Kenya faced "grave risks" in the absence of...
Belief in witchcraft is common in many African communities. Pictured here are smoking pipes retrieved from a shrine in Kibuli, Kampala.

Government must hold on the closure of witch camps

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This time, the government wants to close down the ‘camp’ in Gushiegu on the ground that the practice of witchcraft accusation is a form...

HelloFood supports Teshie Orphanage on World Food Day

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The event which took place on Thursday October 29, 2015, forms part of steps, by the online food delivery market place, to support the...