University of Ghana, GroundWork, University of Wisconsin, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, & UNICEF

June 2018 – Report Release, Accra, Ghana

The 2017 Ghana Micronutrient Survey (GMS) is national and comprehensive micronutrient survey that collected data on micronutrient deficiencies, anemia, malaria, and blood disorders (e.g. sickle cell, alpha-thalassemia) in children 6-59 months of age, and non-pregnant women 15-49 years of age, and pregnant women. The GMS also collected anthropometric measurements to estimate the prevalence of stunting and wasting in children, and overweight and obesity in non-pregnant women. The information collected by the GMS will enable the government and international agencies to monitor the current status of national nutrition programs (e.g. wheat and vegetable oil fortification and vitamin A supplementation) and to plan future nutrition and health interventions. The GMS was conducted by the University of Ghana and GroundWork and their nutrition partners (e.g. University of Wisconsin, Kemri-Wellcome Trust, UNICEF, Ghana Health Service, and others). Funding was provided by UNICEF and the Canadian Government.

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