World Vision Ghana

Health and Nutrition

Children enjoy good health

The health and nutrition status of children under five improved through the following:

  • 201,417 children under five attended growth monitoring sessions at least once in three months
  • 184,410 children six to 59 months old received Vitamin A capsules in the last six months
  • The health of mothers which impact on the children improved as 59,107 pregnant women received ante-natal care and 75,828 post-partum women received Vitamin A capsules within eight weeks of delivery

The impact of communicable and parasitic diseases on children and their mothers was reduced when:

  • 151,943 children completed immunizations before their first birthdays
  • 147,629 out of school-children and 161,772 in-school children were de-wormed
  • 33,563 children under five received oral rehydration therapy treatment
  • 85,603 insecticide-treated bed nets, to prevent malaria, were distributed to children under five
  • 38,760 insecticide-treated bed nets were distributed to pregnant women
  • 68,649 pregnant women received preventive malaria treatment
  • 85 caregivers and community-based surveillance volunteers trained in malaria prevention and management

A number of interventions carried out with partners helped reduce the impact of HIV and AIDS, especially for children. These included: 

  • 2,971 peer educators trained to reach their peers
  • 104 Community Care Coalitions formed and strengthened
  • 332 faith-based organisations and community-based organisations were actively involved in HIV and AIDS education activities
  • 223 peer support clubs members trained in value-based life skills
  • 1,546 orphans and vulnerable children received care and support
  • 1,108 people living with HIV received care and support
  • 10,214 children sensitized on HIV and AIDS

Access to safe water and improved sanitation and hygiene practices improved the well-being of children and their families with the following:

  • 86 boreholes constructed and 138 boreholes rehabilitated
  • 147 hand-dug wells rehabilitated
  • 413 communities educated on sanitation and hygiene 
  • 231 hand-washing facilities provided
  • 172 household sanitation facilities constructed
  • 645 water and sanitation committees trained
  • 763 people educated on safe drinking water