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Ghana’s Economy Losing More Than $2B Annually Due To Child Malnutrition, Study Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child malnutrition costs Ghana more than $2 billion annually: experts
“Ghana economy’s is losing more than two billion dollars a year due to the impact of child malnutrition, which has driven up health care costs, strained the education system, and hindered the productivity of the workforce, a study said on Tuesday…” (Guilbert, 8/2).

U.N. News Centre: Undernutrition in Ghana takes huge human and economic toll — new U.N. study
“… ‘In the northern region of Ghana, 30 percent of children under five are stunted or chronically malnourished. This not only affects their growth but also their educational development and economic potential, and consequently the future of the country,’ said Margot van der Velden, the World Food Programme (WFP) deputy regional director for West and Central Africa, said in a press statement…” (8/2).

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