Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

Regina Birner

Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development, University of Hohenheim Stuttgart, Germany

  • Research Article   
    How Does Governance Impact Malnutrition? A Close Look at Factors Associated with Underweight in Children Under 5 Years in Ghana
    Author(s): George Woode* and Regina Birner

    Undernutrition remains a barrier to achieving the sustainable development goals in most developing countries. The United Nations identified that, the right mix of policies and actions that, addresses the numerous, interrelated causes of hunger and undernutrition will be able to achieve Zero Hunger thereby ending hunger and undernutrition. In Ghana, 11% of all children under the age of 5 years are underweight. Nutrition programs are traditionally funded through the government of Ghana budgetary allocations, to pay salaries and for the supply of logistics, and training. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of human resource capacity and budgetary expenditure on nutrition program outcomes for children less than five years using in depth interviews, anthropometric data on age and weight and data on nutrition human resource and expenditure in three regions from 2014 to 201.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-9600.21.s8.1000822

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