ADENTAN MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY HEALTH DIRECTORATE

NUTRITION

PROGRAMMES

šŸ„•Growth monitoring and counseling at child welfare clinic(CWC)

šŸ„•Micronutrient Supplementation

  1. GIFTS (Girls Iron Folic acid Tablets Supplementation) programme . This is for only adolescent girls in and out of school.

The Girls’ Iron-Folate Tablet Supplementation (GIFTS) Programme is a public health intervention designed to provide adolescent girls with weekly iron and folic acid tablets free of charge to help prevent anaemia. Anaemia has been a public health problem in Ghana for several years.

  1. Vitamin A supplementation of children 6-59 months

Vitamin A supplementation involves treating all children aged approximately 6-months to 5-years in areas at high-risk for vitamin A deficiency with high-dose vitamin A supplements two or three times per year. Vitamin A supplementation is generally inexpensive on a per-person basis.

šŸ„•Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM)

CMAM is a methodology for treating acute malnutrition in young children using a case-finding and triage approach. Using the CMAM method, malnourished children receive treatment suited to their nutritional and medical needs. … CMAM is one of World Vision’s core project models in nutrition.

šŸ„• Nutrition-Friendly School Initiative

The Nutrition Friendly School Initiative implements a package of interventions which includes, fruit and vegetable days, health inspection days, general cleaning of school compounds, physical activity day, Girls’ Iron and Folic Acid tablet supplementation, nutrition education and the SMART School.

šŸ„• Nutritional status assessment and counseling at ANC, TB/HIV clinics etc

Using nutrition assessment, counseling and support (NACS) as a standard of care approach, the project creates an integrated, self-sustainable care system that targets pregnant and lactating women, children under 2, orphans and vulnerable children older than 2 with evidence of malnutrition, and people living with HIV …

šŸ„•Nutrition education

Nutrition education can be defined as any set of learning experiences designed to facilitate the voluntary adoption of eating and other nutrition-related behaviors conducive to health and well-being. It is an integral part of providing nutrition services to older persons.

šŸ„•Monitoring and supervision

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Health Directorate