Handwashing with Ananse

Handwashing with Ananse is a three-chapter story and game experience centred on the popular Ghanaian folklore character Ananse. He often takes the form of a spider who likes to trick other people. In this game, Ananse has stolen all the knowledge about handwashing and hid it in his pockets. 

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Delayed breastfeeding increases risk of newborn deaths by up to 80 per cent


Accra, 2 August 2016 – About 500,000 newborns or 1 in 2 in Ghana are not put to the breast within an hour of birth, depriving them of the essential nutrients, antibodies and skin-to-skin bonding with their mother that respectively nourish, protect them from disease and death, and keep them warm, UNICEF said. 

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Breastfeeding within an hour of birth saves our newborns

Thousands of newborn babies die every year in Ghana simply because initiation of breastfeeding is delayed at birth. Delaying breastfeeding by 2 to 23 hours after birth, increases the risk of a newborn dying within the first 28 days of life by 40%. Delaying it further by 24 hours or more increases the risk of death by 80%.  


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