Archive for June, 2016

Affordable Nutritious Foods for Women project – Ghana evaluation

Project Completed

Supported by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the Affordable Nutritious Foods for Women (ANF4W) project in Ghana aimed to increase the supply and demand for nutritious foods targeted at pregnant women and non-pregnant young women (15-24 years). As part of the project, locally-based food companies were incentivized to produce, distribute, and market food products that are adequately fortified and designed to meet the nutritional needs of these target groups. To assess the project’s coverage and performance, GroundWork (in collaboration with the University of Ghana – Legon) was been contracted by CIFF to implement two coverage surveys (baseline & endline). This evaluation examined the marketing and distribution of the selected fortified foods, and measured the purchase and consumption of these products. Please click here to view a video presenting the results of the evaluation.

Ibironke Olofin MBBS, ScD, MPH

Ibironke Olofin is a researcher with training in epidemiology and background as a physician. She examines the effects of nutritional interventions and nutrition-related exposures on the health of pregnant women, infants and young children. She also investigates the potential role of agricultural interventions and other nutrition-sensitive interventions in solving the nutritional problems of women and children in developing countries. She collaborates with GroundWork to conduct systematic reviews, meta-analyses and synthesis of evidence related to nutritional interventions. She is currently based in Boston, USA.