MEALS4NCDs and partners launch the 2nd Africa FERN (#FERN2021)

The Measurement, Evaluation, Accountability and Leadership Support for NCDs prevention (MEALS4NCDs) Project with support from partners: International Network for Food and Obesity/Non-communicable Diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support (INFORMAS), UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems, Réseau de Recherche sur les Politiques et les Systèmes Alimentaires en Afrique de l’Ouest (REPSAO), Drivers of Food Choice (DFC) […]

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Local, Continental, and Global Food Systems Stakeholders to Discuss Africa’s Food Environments Transformation at FERN2021

Local, continental, and global food systems stakeholders will deliberate on African food environments and food systems at the 2nd Africa Food Environment Research Network (FERN) Meeting, to be held virtually on the 3rd, 10th, and 17th November 2021. The 2nd FERN meeting, dubbed #FERN2021, will build on the progress made from the first meeting, and leverage […]

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Professor Mary R. L’ABBÉ

Mary L’Abbé, CM, PhD has been selected as one of the 15 Fellows of the American Society of Nutrition (ASN), Class of 2021 Fellows. This is the highest honour ASN bestows, recognizing individuals for distinguished careers in the field of nutrition. As an expert in public health nutrition, nutrition policy, and food and nutrition regulations, […]

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MEALS4NCDs Project and partners to organise United Nations Food Systems (UNFSS) Dialogue

The Measurement, Evaluation, Accountability and Leadership Support for NCDs prevention Project (MEALS4NCDs Project),  the African Food Environment Research Network (FERN) and other African Regional Actors (including  the African Population and Health Research Center, Réseau de Recherche sur les Politiques et les Systèmes Alimentaires en Afrique de l’Ouest”, African Nutrition Society, Federation of African Nutrition Societies, Coalition of […]

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Launch of the “1St Africa Food Environment Research Network (FERN) Nov 3, 2020

The MEALS4NCDs Project, presently being implemented by the University of Ghana, in collaboration with the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya, National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), France, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and the Scientific Institute of Public […]

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Important Notice! FERN 2020 Meeting: COVID-19 Alert

The MEALS4NCDs Project is closely monitoring developments of the current global COVID-19 pandemic to determine how it may impact the FERN 2020 Meeting scheduled for September 1st to 2nd 2020 in Accra, Ghana. As a result of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases the host country (Ghana), the government of Ghana has placed temporary bans […]

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Food Environment Research

Call for Applications The MEALS4NCDs Project, led by the University of Ghana is pleased to invite applications from uniquely qualified individuals to fill one vacant Postdoctoral Fellowship position. The two-year fellowship, beginning April 2020 will be tenable at the University of Ghana School of Public Health. The Project is a collaboration funded by The International Development Research […]

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MEALS4NCDs Prevention Project, the Dietary Transitions in Ghanaian/African Cities Projects, and others partner to deliver National Multi-Stakeholder Nutrition Forum and Ghana’s 1st National Nutrition Conference

IDRC-funded MEALS4NCDs Prevention Project, and other stakeholders – the DFC, TACLED, the Stories of Change, and the Adolescent Food Environment Projects (all of the University of Ghana), the ROFE Project of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana Strategy Support Program, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, the University of Health and Allied Sciences, the Ghana Academy of Nutrition […]

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The MEALS4NCDs Project Team holds a workshop around strengthening team’s capacity to implement the project

On August 15th 2019, an international team of researchers led by the University of Ghana launched the ‘providing Measurement Evaluation, Accountability and Leadership Support (MEALS) for NCDs prevention’ Project, also referred to as the “MEALS4NCDs Project” in Accra Ghana. The project focuses on food promotion (marketing to children restrictions), and food provisioning (improving school nutrition […]

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An international team of researchers, led by the University of Ghana, Launch an innovative NCDs prevention project – the MEALS4NCDs Project

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Ghana, in collaboration with the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya, National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), France, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and the Scientific Institute of Public […]

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