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Evaluating Sustained Adoption of LPG stoves in Rural Ghana

Research Overview

This project will evaluate clean cooking adoption within the Ghana Ministry of Energy's Rural LPG Programme (RLP), which is an ongoing program to promote liquid petroleum gas (LPG) in rural areas of Ghana. The aim of the program is to reduce the impact of widespread biomass fuel use on deforestation and adverse health outcomes, especially among women and children.

Ghana

While Ghana's economy is one of the strongest in Africa and the government has made great commitments to provide universal health insurance coverage for the entire population, health outcomes still failed to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  The under-five mortality rate in 2014 was reported as 60 deaths per 1,000 live births in Ghana. The data suggest that one in every 24 Ghanaian children dies before reaching the age of one. Additionally, in 2014, lower respiratory infections were among the highest ranking causes of premature deaths in the country.

Implementing Social Marketing for Improved Nutrition

RESEARCH OVERVIEW

Malnutrition is a major contributor to the global burden of disease, accounting for over 1/3 of child mortality.  Chronic undernutrition is the major cause of wasting and stunting among children in developing countries. Micronutrient deficiencies such as Vitamin A, iodine, and iron all have serious and wide range effects on health, cognitive abilities and mortality. In Ghana, 40% of all deaths under 5 are due to undernutrition, making it the leading cause of child mortality.

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