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SPRING Presents at Ghana’s Micronutrient Task Team Meeting

Presentations at MTT Meeting

SPRING attended the Micronutrient Task Team (MTT) Meeting in Accra, Ghana on February 17, 2016. The MTT is a multi-stakeholder group spearheaded by the Nutrition Department of the Family Health Division of the Ghana Health Service (GHS). Micronutrients Technical Advisor Denish Moorthy presented the findings from the report on the Landscape Analysis on Anemia and Anemia Programming in Ghana, which was developed by SPRING with support from the GHS. Consultant Dr. Phil Harvey contributed technical input to guide activities led by SPRING on an anemia training manual and iron-folic acid (IFA) supplementation operational research activities. The anemia training manual was created by Dr. Harvey in response to gaps, identified by the GHS, in the ability of health facility personnel to address anemia and community health workers to prevent and treat anemia in the community. SPRING/Ghana Chief of Party Dr. Edward Bonku introduced the Health Worker Anemia Training Manual for Control of Anaemia in Ghana, which will be reviewed, tested, and finalized by the MTT technical working group (TWG) in the coming months. SPRING will continue to provide technical input, when requested by the GHS to the MTT. SPRING will also provide support to the TWG of the MTT to implement essential training for health personnel on the control of anemia.