SEND-GHANA launches Maternal Health reportSEND-GHANA’s health research report is titled ?Halting Needless Death of Women: The Need for Priority Investment in Maternal Healthcare Delivery in Ghana.?
The health study which was conducted to identify the sources of funding to 6 district health facilities for provision of maternal health services examined issues of public financial management mechanisms as it pertained to budget transparency and credibility and assessed the utilisation of funds for improved maternal health services at these districts.
The districts include Agona East, Ejura Sekyedumase, Kpandai, East, Amansie West and Suhum.
The study found out that in accordance with recommendations from the 2006 MDGs progress report, some DHDs and Health facilities are disbursing a percentage of their total funds for family planning and maternal healthcare service provision. This is laudable.
The percentage however is not uniform across the board and has been reducing on yearly basis.
Financial constraints hinder DHDs and facilities effort to providing adequate health facilities including well-equipped CHPs compounds and skilled personnel to man the facilities.
It also impacts on the ability of DHDs to carry out continuous extensive educational outreach programmes to boost citizens? acceptance of family planning and to access antenatal, supervised deliveries and postnatal care services.
Read full report here: SEND-GHANA Maternal Health Report

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