Ghana

Overview

INFORMAS in Ghana is run by Dr Amos Laar (with support from Dr. Richmond Aryeetey, Ms. Akua Tandoh, and Amy Barnes/Kristin Bash)

INFORMAS is a component of two research projects which are led by Prof Michelle Holdsworth

INFORMAS training was undertaken for both Ghana/Kenya in September 2017 by Stefanie Vandevijvere. The data collection and analysis will begin in autumn 2017, finishing in October 2018. The report to stakeholders and write up of publications will be November 2018-January 2019.

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 November 2018) Outputs
Public Sector (Food EPI)
  • Ghana has so far progressed through 7 stages of the Food-EPI method.
  • A one-day rating workshop with a National Expert Panel was held on 19th September 2018
  • The one-day workshop was followed by prioritization of the recommended actions by online consultation with the Expert Panel using a secure Prioritization was done separately for policy actions and infrastructure actions.
  • Initial analysis has been completed on both the Food-EPI ratings and prioritization
 To Write up country report and manuscript ((expected date January 2019)
Private Sector    
Food Composition    
Food Labelling    
Food Promotion  Applied for funding to implement  
Food Prices    
Food Retail    
Food Provision Applied for funding to implement  
Food Trade & Investment    

None currently

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.
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