Many Ghanaians shorter due to malnutrition – health report

The Ghana Statistical Service Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, has revealed that 22.7% of people are shorter than their age due to malnutrition. Ghana has been cited among the 36 countries in the world with stunting problems affecting children even more. The report said 40% Ghanaians with stunting problems live in the Ashanti region alone. The Deputy Director in charge of Nutrition at the Ghana Health Service, Wilhemina Okwabi explains that the defect is due to the poor nutritional foods mothers give to infant, which does not support height development. She admitted that most of the foods are carbohydrate based, and lacked proteins for body building. “This is why most Ghanaians are not tall as they should be,” Ms. Okwabi said.


Do you agree with this report? I kinda disagree with the given percentage….Anyway am very tall lol

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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