The 2016 Active Healthy Kids Ghana Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

The 2016 Ghana Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is a build up on the baseline assessment of 2014.  Even though both the 2014 and the 2016 Ghana RC revealed low levels of overall PA, there is still inadequate effort to constructively develop and introduce effective interventions to improve the situation. For example, the absence of PE and sports policies, and the inadequacy of programs and PE teaching periods on school timetables, are major concerns that pose serious challenges for surveillance and monitoring in PA settings.

There is a need for investment in monitoring and surveillance of PA and the development of SB guidelines for Ghanaian children and youth. The grades as reported in the 2016 Ghanaian RC should be treated with caution due to the very limited evidence base on which they were based. For the full publication Go to http://www.alwag.org/ahkg/grc2016.pdf to download a copy of the 2016 Ghana Report card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth