Research conducted by a renowned team disclosed that Ghana still suffers from the triple burden of malnutrition, under-nutrition, over nutrition and micro-nutrition deficiencies.
According to the research, this burden had yielded direct and indirect causes to individuals, families and the nation as a whole.
Prof Gyan-Baffour made this statement known in Accra during the Maiden National Multi-stakeholder Nutrition Forum on the theme “Evidence-Informed Nutrition Policies and Programmes: Now and Beyond”.
The one-day forum was jointly organised and hosted by the University of Ghana, School of Public Health; the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), College of Health Sciences and the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Department of Family and Community Health.
The rest are the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Ghana Strategy Support Programme, the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and the Ghana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The meeting convened stakeholders from across various sectors working on food security, nutrition, food environment and nutrition advocacy.
Findings from five nutrition, food environment and food security research initiatives were shared to engage participants in the dissemination process, validating research findings, and policy implications.