It is widely recognized that inadequate access to water and sanitation services has enormous health, economic and social consequences. Poor water quality continues to pose a major threat to human health. Diarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old, and is responsible for killing around 760,000 children every year (WHO, 2013). A significant proportion of diarrheal disease can be prevented through safe drinking-water and adequate sanitation and hygiene. In communities that lack safe drinking water, women and girls spend several hours each day collecting water from distant sources, and this reduces opportunities to attend school.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to partner with the Electoral Commission of Ghana in its preparations for the district-level elections on September 1, 2015. U.S. Embassy representatives will be observing the elections.
One of Ghana’s paramount constraints to economic growth is the unreliable and inadequate supply of electric power. The country has 2,450 mega-watts (MW) of installed generation capacity, including 546 MW of
generation from independent power producers (IPPs). But actual availability hardly exceeds 2000 MW. This serves a population of 25 million that is growing at 2.1% per year
The Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP), a food security program that seeks to rebuild Ghana’s small pelagic marine fish stocks, officially launches on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Akroma Plaza in Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), SFMP is a Feed the Future project, a Presidential initiative focused on transforming the agriculture sector.
The Ghana Agribusiness Investment Summit, an annual conference of investors, sector leaders, and policy makers aimed at attracting investments in Ghana’s agricultural sector, kicked off today in Accra. The Summit was jointly opened by the Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Hon. Dr. Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan and the U.S. Ambassador, H.E. Gene Cretz.
Last updated: March 15, 2016