The 2018 Ghana Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

Overall physical activity grade increased from grade D in 2016 to grade C in 2018 RC, indicating that more than 50% of children are meeting PA recommendation in 2018. Both organised sport participation and active transportation also increased from grade C in 2016 to C+.  Active play declined from B to B- due to limited documentation, while sedentary behaviors moved from a D in 2016 to INC in 2018. Four indicators, School-infrastructure, policies and programs, Family and Peers, Government Strategies and Investments maintained their 2016 grades.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

  1. Reginald Ocansey |School of Education and Leadership, University of Ghana|Physical Education Specialist| rocansey@gmail.com
  2. Seidu Sofo|Southeast Missouri State University, USA|Physical Education Specialist| ssofo@semo.edu
  3. Vida Nyawornota|School of Education and Leadership, University of Ghana| Physical Education Specialist| vidakorleki@gmail.com
  4. Richmond Aryeetey|School of Public Health, University of Ghana|Nutrition & Public Health| rnokai@gmail.com
  5. Mavis Asare|School of Education and Leadership, University of Ghana| Sport Clinical Psychologist| ahemahr@yahoo.com
  6. Margaret Badasu|Regional Institute of Population Studies, University of Ghana|Migration and population Specialist| delalibadasu@yahoo.com
  7. John Nartey| Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya|Sport and Exercise Science Specialist| jonhnartey2004@yahoo.com
  8. Beatrice Laryea|Daily Graphic|Sports Journalist| blaryea442@gmail.com
  9. Kenneth Odeng Adade|Ghana Olympic Committee|Media Contact| kenodeng@gmail.com
  10. Esther Yeboah| University of Education Winneba| Urban Geography (Housing Typologies) | edansowiredu@gmail.com
  11. Clement Adamba| School of Education and Leadership, University of Ghana| Data Management & Analysis|cadamba@ug.edu.gh
  12. RESEARCH SUPPORT STAFF:  Faculty from the Department of Physical Education and Sport Studies, Right To Play, Ghana Olympic Committee and UG Sports Directorate

Go to http://www.alwag.org/ahkg/grc2018.pdf to download a copy of the 2018 Ghana Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth