Report on the combined survey on the food fortification project and prevalence of iodine deficiency in Ghana


The fortification of wheat flour with vitamins and minerals, cooking oil with vitamin A, and salt with potassium iodate are mandatory in Ghana and are part of a comprehensive and integrated program to address micronutrient deficiencies of public health significance. As these programs have been operational for several years and are at different stages of implementation, a survey was undertaken to provide relevant program information that policy makers and program implementers need to make informed decisions about the effectiveness of implementation and to re-strategise for improvement where necessary. 

The overall aim of the survey was to generate data to assess the project performance in terms of household coverage, utilisation and population reach of fortified wheat flour products, vegetable oil and salt in Ghana, as well as to determine the prevalence of iodine deficiency by analysing urinary iodine.
 

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