The First Lady of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo has been named the Nutrition Champion for the country. While acknowledging her dedication and contribution to sound nutrition and the well-being of moms and kids, the African Leaders for Nutrition has inaugurated the wife of Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo as Nutrition Champion.
Endorsed by the Assembly of Heads of State and Governments of the African Union, African Leaders for Nutrition initiative is a podium for high-level advocacy and engagement to advance nutrition in Africa.
Rebecca Akufo-Addo joined other nutrition champions enlisted in 2018 – Hery Rajaonarimampianina (former President of Madagascar), current King of Lesotho Letsie III, and Howarth Bouis (founder and former director HarvestPlus).
"Of the basic necessities in life, I consider none more profoundly critical to humanity's collective development and well-being than good nutrition. The time has come for us to deal a definitive blow to malnutrition in Africa," First Lady of Ghana said.
The inauguration was accomplished by Ghana's former President, John Agyekum Kufuor. He is the founder of The John A. Kufuor Foundation. He also co-chairs Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. He is also the co-founder of African Leaders for Nutrition.