Ghana is experiencing a surge in non-communicable diseases A4H to General public
Creating a Favorable Environment and Stakeholder Buy-In For Food- Related Fiscal Policies in Ghana has called on the media to collaborate and fight again the sugar product in our country.
According to prof. Amos Laar, professor at public health principal investigate of A4H said, Ghana is experiencing a surge in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) amidst food insecurity, micronutrient malnutrition, and infectious morbidities. It has been estimated that over one-third of all adult deaths are due to NCDs.
Tax-related NCD prevention interventions exist for alcohol and tobacco, but those linked to unhealthy diets such as sugar -sweetened beverages (SSBs) tax does not exist.
Reducing sugar consumption through effective taxation on SSB is considered an effective intervention.
This project, code-named “Advocating for Health” (A4H), aims to use scholar activism and advocacy to create a favourable environment and stakeholder buy-in for food-related fiscal policies in Ghana.
Story by Fada Amakye from Daily Sun106.com