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Maternal mortality improves in Ghana, but country still far from target – report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...
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Teenage pregnancies contribute to maternal mortality in Namibia

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

If you are one of those who think that atheism is of no benefit to Africa and Africans, that disbelieving in god has no...
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Nigeria put mechanisms in place to cut maternal deaths

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

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

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...

Cloudnine Hospital Group Upgrades it System

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect and it is estimated that nearly one out of every 100 babies is born...
Mr David Allan Paintsil (2nd R), Central Regional Coordinating Council?s Public Relations Officer launching the report with Mr George Yorke, the Sponsorship Manager, Plan International Ghana

State of the World’s Girls 2015 report has been launched

The report indicated that there had been important changes in the lives of adolescent girls and their access to education since the millennium, but...
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NGO campaigns for legalization of abortion in Ghana

Organized by Safe Abortion Action Fund, Global Media Foundation and Save Ghana, the launch was on the theme: ?Abort the stigma, bust the myths...
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World Bank Report Say Ebola Could Increase Maternal Mortality

The loss of health workers due to the Ebola Viral disease in West Africa may result in an additional 4,022 deaths of women each...

Rwanda maternal mortality ratio reduces

Rwanda maternal mortality ratio dropped to 210 deaths per 1000 live birth in 2014-2015 down from 1071 in 2000, according to Rwanda Demographic and...

Maternal mortality cases in Lower West Akim to reduce

Maternal mortality cases in the Lower West Akim constituency of the EasternRegion, is set to reduce as its Member of Parliament, Gifty Klenam provides...

China’s maternal mortality rate dropped

China's maternal mortality rate contracted to 21.7 per 100,000 in 2014 from 23.2 per 100,000 the previous year, the National Health and Family Planning...

Suhum Hospital had no maternal mortality case in 2014

Dr Tetteh Ashong, Medical Superintendent of the Suhum Government Hospital, has disclosed that the hospital did not record any maternal mortality in 2014 .maternal...

Ghana?s maternal mortality rate shoots up-WHO

The Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group of the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that Ghana?s maternal mortality rate has gone up from 350 per...

Ghana’s Maternal mortality rate goes up

The Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group of the World Health Organisation estimated that Ghana?s maternal mortality rate has gone up from 350 per 100,000...
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Reduction in maternal deaths at Effutu Govt Hospital

The Effutu Muncipal Government Hospital has recorded a significant reduction maternal deaths and under five mortality. Dr. George K. Prah, Medical Superintendent of the Hospital,...
Gifty Bingley, Head of Coporate Communications at Tigo presenting the ambulance to the Afife Community Health Centre

Afife Community Health Centre receives ambulance

Ghana, Telecom Operator, has donated an ambulance to the Afife Community Health Centre in the Volta Region, to help save lives of mothers and...

NGO spearheads fight against maternal mortality in East Mamprusi

The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) a faith based NGO has developed a programme aimed at helping to solve maternal and infant mortality in the...

Catholic Relief Services to solve maternal issues

The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) a faith based NGO has developed a programme aimed at helping to solve maternal and infant mortality in the...

Efforts to reduce teenage pregnancies in Bongo

Stakeholders at a forum organized at Bongo have drawn up strategies aimed at reducing teenage pregnancies and unsafe abortions in the area. Girls in the...

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