Ghana

Overview

INFORMAS in Ghana is led by Dr. Amos Laar with support from Dr. Richmond Aryeetey /Ms. Akua Tandoh and partners at the University of Sheffield – Professor Michelle Holdsworth; Dr. Amy Barnes; Ms. Kristin Bash.

Ghanaian Team

Dr Amos Laar

Senior Lecturer

Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health,

School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

Phone: +233244982176

E-mail: alaar@ug.edu.gh


Dr Richmond Aryeetey

Senior Lecturer

Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health,

School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

Phone: +233261128506

E-mail: raryeetey@ug.edu.gh


Ms. Akua Tandoh

Principal Research Assistant on ‘Dietary Transitions in Ghanaian Cites’ Project, Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health,

School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

Phone: +233200784676

E-mail:atandoh@hm2r.org


 


Dr Amy Barnes

Lecturer in Public Health (Policy)

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)-Public Health Section

The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Phone: (0044)114- 222-0875

Email: a.barnes@sheffield.ac.uk


Kristin Bash

Kristin Bash

Honorary Lecturer in Public Health

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)-Public Health Section

The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Phone: (0044)796-476-8082

Email: k.bash@sheffield.ac.uk


Professor Michelle Holdsworth

Professor Michelle Holdsworth

Professor of Public Health

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)-Public Health Section

The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Phone: (0044)114- 222-0723

Email: Michelle.holdsworth@sheffield.ac.uk


 

Module

Status (as of July 2019)

Outputs

Public Sector (Food EPI)
  • Ghana has completed implementation of the Food-EPI module

 1,2

Manuscript submitted for publication (currently under review)

Private Sector    
Food Composition    
Food Labelling    
Food Promotion
  • Funding granted by IDRC for implementation
  • Planning implementation
 
Food Prices    
Food Retail    
Food Provision
  • Funding granted by IDRC for implementation
  • Planning implementation
 
Food Trade & Investment    
  1. Laar, A., Tandoh, A., Barnes, A., Bash, K., Aryeetey, R., Mensah, K., Vandevijvere, S., & Holdsworth, M. (2019). Benchmarking Ghana’s Policies for Creating Healthy Food Environments. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.31120.46081

 

Conference Presentation:

  1. Laar A., Barnes A, Aryeetey R, Tandoh A, Bash K, Mensah K, Zotor FB, Vandevijvere S, Holdsworth M. Implementation of healthy food environment policies in Ghana: Gaps and priorities to prevent nutrition-related non-communicable diseases. Presented at 4th Annual Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week. 24-28 June 2019. Hyderabad, India

 

Additional Publications

  • This research in Ghana is part of the ‘Dietary Transitions in Ghanaian Cites’ project, which is supported by the Drivers of Food Choice (DFC) Competitive Grants Programs, which is funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and managed by the University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, USA.
  • The research in Kenya is part of the TACLED project: Transitions in African Cities Leveraging Evidence for Diet-related NCDs funded by a GCRF-MRC led Foundation Award.
  • Implementation of the INFORMAS food promotion and food provision modules is being funded by the International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC) as part of the “Measuring the Healthiness of Ghanaian Children’s Food Environments to Prevent Obesity and Non-Communicable Diseases” project
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