The wife of the Vice president Mrs. Amissah-Arthur, urged nurses and doctors in the Region to educate mothers on the essence of early maternal care, in order to avoid deaths and complications during birth.
Jhpiego is partnering with the Society of African Gynecologists and Obstetricians (SAGO) to expand and reinforce Ebola preparedness training for frontline health workers across West Africa in the event the virus outbreak spreads further in the region.
The Upper East Region has recorded significant strides in many of the region’s health targets for the years including reduction in newborn death.
The Star-Ghana project has an overall goal of increasing access by pregnant women to antenatal, facility-based and postnatal care services in Gushegu, Karaga, Tolon and Sagnerigu districts by 35 per cent.
Pregnant women will have access to scanning machines to detect any abnormality that could lead to complications during birth.
Ghana’s Minister of Health states that maternal and neonatal deaths put a major burden on the country’s health services and must be better addressed.
Ms Ayitey said family planning would be added to the package for free maternal health service under the National Health Insurance Scheme.
E4A will act as a catalyst for action, using evidence strategically to generate political commitment, strengthening accountability and improving planning and decision making at sub-national and national levels.
Progress in the battle against AIDS is widely divergent in different African countries, so much so that to talk about “AIDS in Africa” as one epidemic needing a single approach has become an anachronism, campaigners said on Tuesday.
“Ultimately we want to save lives and we cannot save mothers and babies by just talking about it.”