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Bono region record increase in Neonatal and Maternal Mortality

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Dr Kofi Amo-Kodieh, the Bono Regional Director of Ghana Health Services (GHS), has expressed concern over the increase in the rate of...
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KATH records decline in maternal mortality

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The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi recorded a reduction in maternal deaths from 111 in 2019 to 53 in 2020. ...
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Health review: Ashanti makes modest gains despite COVID-19 challenges

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The Ashanti Region recorded improvement in most health indicators in 2020, achieving a significant 30 per cent reduction in maternal mortality. ...

Bono East health directorate reduces maternal mortality

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Mr George Padmore Mensah Chief Director of the Bono East Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) has commended the Regional Health Directorate for its proactive...
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WR GHS makes strides in all health indicators

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The Western Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service has chalked some significant health milestones despite the interruptions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The service...
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Drivers told to help Curb Maternal Mortality

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The Central Regional Office of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has tasked commercial Drivers to continue to play positive roles in curbing the increasing...
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Family planning patronage among Tema adolescents high.

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Family planning patronage surged among adolescent girls in the Tema Metropolis as the...
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Media must highlight challenges to achieve quality healthcare

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Mr. Samuel Atidzah, Adaklu District Focal Person for People For Health (P4H) has said the nation's quest to achieve access to quality healthcare...

Maternal mortality rate dips in Central Region

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Health facilities in the Central Region have made significant strides in reducing maternal mortality from 126 in the year 2018 to 105 in 2019,...

Ashaiman Municipality reduces maternal mortality

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The Ashaiman Municipal Health Directorate reduced maternal mortality in 2019, recording only three cases against six cases in 2018. ...
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MTN Ghana Foundation cut sod for construction of a blood bank at CCTH

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The MTN Ghana Foundation has cut the sod for construction work to commence on a Blood bank facility for the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital...
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Addressing maternal mortality: stakeholders advocate for community health fund

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Addressing maternal mortality: stakeholders advocate for community health fund The establishment of a health fund in rural communities to reimburse and incentivize taxi drivers who...
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Health Ministers Asked to Help Achieve Zero Maternal Mortality

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Mr Samuel Nuertey Ayertey, the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, has called on health workers in the Eastern Region to strive to achieve...
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Techiman Director of Health Has Indicated a Decline in Maternal Mortality

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The Techiman Municipal Health Directorate in the Brong-Ahafo Region has recorded a reduction in maternal mortality cases in 2018, Madam Florence Iddrisa, the Municipal...
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UNFPA takes maternal mortality fight in Ghana to another level

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The fight against maternal and infant mortality has remained intractable across the world especially in developing countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 830...
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Maternal mortality improves in Ghana, but country still far from target – report

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Out of 100,000 pregnant women who gave birth (live births) in Ghana between 2011 and last year, 310 died over the period, results of...
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Arresting Ghana’s Maternal Mortality Would Need More Trained Midwives

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has stated that the lives of many women and their babies who die during pregnancy and childbirth could...

Engaging Men; A Path To Reducing Maternal Mortality Rates In Ghana

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Men usually shy away from participating in maternal and child related activities because they feel it is an issue that concern only women. Meanwhile...
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Technology can help Ghana cut maternal mortality

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Background The soaring story of maternal and infant mortality in the Northern region is not uncommon just as is the case in many parts of...
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UNFPA secures US$3.5 million to cut maternal mortality in Somalia

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said Monday it has secured 3.5 million U.S. dollar grant for reduction of maternal mortality in Somalia. UNFPA Representative...
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CHPS compound inaugurated in Mfantsiman Municipality

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A Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound and nurses quarters have been inaugurated at Asafora to serve over 13 deprived rural communities in...

Flexibility In Social Accountability Mechanisms Affecting Development

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Former President, Jerry John Rawlings, has called for the strengthening of social accountability structures both nationally and internationally, in order to achieve desired developmental...
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Expectant Mothers Encouraged To Heed Counsel Of Medical Practitioners

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Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu on Wednesday encouraged expectant mothers to heed the counsel of medical practitioners on newly born babies to help reduce...
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EPPICS projects reduces high rates of maternal mortality

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Through the project, maternal mortality rate had decreased from 275/100,000 live births to 57/100,000 live births. Still birth rate had also declined from 2.8/1,000 live...
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High infant and maternal mortality is a result of Malaria – NGO

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Mr Abdul-Razak Issah, the Regional Coordinator of the Institute of Social Research and Development (ISRAD)- Ghana, said this at the launch of a new...

Teenage pregnancies contribute to maternal mortality in Namibia

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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) representative, Dennia Gayle, said this on Friday during the handover of reproductive health commodities worth 500,000 U.S. dollars to...

Using Atheism To Reduce Maternal Mortality In Nigeria

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If you are one of those who think that atheism is of no benefit to Africa and Africans, that disbelieving in god has no...

Nigeria put mechanisms in place to cut maternal deaths

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Minister of Health Isaac Adewole gave the assurance in Abuja, the nation's capital city at the 10th year anniversary of Population Council International (PCI),...

All resources must be deployed in achieving safe motherhood

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I was privileged to be part of a December 3 event which witnessed the launch an all-important research report on “Making Safe Motherhood a...
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Legalize Abortion To Reduce Maternal Mortality

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Ghana can reduce maternal death by 13% if abortion is fully legalized to provide safe abortion services to women who need it. Unsafe abortion, according...