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Joseph Ashong

Joseph Ashong 130x180My goal in entering the University of Ghana in 1997 was to come out as a medical doctor. All that changed after taking an introductory nutrition course. After the first semester I said to myself ‘this is what I should be involved in’. I was convinced that with proper nutrition most of our health problems would be prevented. I went on to take another semester of nutrition to convince myself that I do understand what nutrition is about. This is what I truly want to do for the rest of my life. I have not looked back after those two introductory semesters. I am even more convinced that nutrition holds the key to unlocking humankind’s numerous health and well-being problems. The course exposed me to the realities of poor nutrition and its consequences and the populations at risk. The importance of public health nutrition dawned on me even though I did not fully understand it then.