The GIFTS Program is designed to improve the nutritional status of menstruating girls/women aged 10-19 years in Ghana. The program, which is supported through a collaboration with the Ghana office of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Ghana Ministries of Health and Education, Emory University Global Health Institute and The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides free weekly IFA supplementation delivered to in-school and out-of-school adolescent girls as well as health and nutrition education sessions for both boys and girls.
An evaluation of the GIFTS program assessed its impact in school-attending girls from the 2017-2018 academic year in four regions: Brong-Ahafo, Northern, Upper East, and Volta. The impact evaluation found that the prevalence of anemia among girls in the program dropped from 25% to 19.5%. Learn more about the GIFTS program and its impact by watching this webinar hosted by the Global Nutrition Coordination Plan.