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The Life Changing Impact of Good Nutrition

This report was written by Self-Help International Board Member and nutritional advisor, The Rev. Dr. Mary Jane Oakland, following a...

Mary Jane Oakland holds an infant in rural Ghana

Self-Help International Board Member Named Heartland Global Health Advocate Award Winner

The Rev. Dr. Mary Jane Oakland of Ames has been named the inaugural recipient of the Heartland Global Health Advocate Award...

Jamilatu Gets the Support She Needs for Her Two New Healthy Babies

By Jesse Jackson Sarkodie – Promoting Good Nutrition Program Officer Jamilatu moved from her home near the Ivory Coast to...

Diana’s Determination

By Patience Obour – Nutrition Program Officer All parents dream to see their children succeed academically or in other endeavors,...

It’s Not Easy, but it’s Worth It: Growing Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato

It’s Not Easy, but it’s Worth It: Growing Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato

By Patience Obour – Nutrition Program Officer Elizabeth, a mother of two from the village of Beposo in southern Ghana,...

Agricultural Entrepreneurship Team Creates Demand for Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato in Ashanti Region

By Bernard Frimpong Bannor – Agriculture & Entrepreneurship Program Officer In Self-Help International’s quest to alleviate hunger, research by Self-Help’s...

Akosua Grows More Confident About Her Children’s Futures Thanks to Better Nutrition

By Jesse Jackson Sarkodie – Nutrition Program Officer It is often sad to see malnourished women and their children in...

Progress Report: Growing Healthy Food, Growing Healthy Children

By Mary Jane Oakland, PhD Since I last wrote to you just after returning from Ghana in February, Self-Help’s team...

Infant Malnutrition and What Our New Program is Doing About It: Growing Healthy Food, Growing Healthy Children

Infant Malnutrition and What Our New Program is Doing About It: Growing Healthy Food, Growing Healthy Children

by Katie Jackson, Communications Intern, and Megan Sehr, Development Director In Roger Thurow’s recently published book, The First 1,000 Days,...

No More Stunting in Beposo: Self-Help’s “Growing Healthy Food, Growing Healthy Children” Program

No More Stunting in Beposo: Self-Help’s “Growing Healthy Food, Growing Healthy Children” Program

By Jerry Perkins and Nora Tobin This article originally appeared in the Des Moines Register on October 14, 2018. Reprinted...

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