Ghanaian Pregnant Women Who Sleep On Back at Increased Risk of Stillbirth

Ghana HNN Team

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of stillbirth in the world and little progress has been made in reducing those deaths.

Using ICT Tools To Address Ghana’s Maternal And Neonatal Crisis

Ghana HNN Team

Data from both local and international organisations revealed that in 2011, West Africa’s second largest economy recorded 23,000 newborn deaths. This meant that three children died in an hour.

Ghana launches MamaYe campaign to further promote maternal and newborn health

Ghana HNN Team

The campaign, which will focus on improving training and supervision of maternal and newborn health care, seeks to transform the resigned social acceptance of death in pregnancy and childbirth.

Ghana to switch policy on HIV

Ghana HNN Team

Ghana announces adoption of Option B Plus program to reduce the cases of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Ghana: Newborn Care Program Launched In Bolgatanga

Ghana HNN Team

New one-year pilot program launches Upper East region to combat neonatal mortality.

UNICEF holds stakeholders’ meeting on accelerating newborn health care in Ghana

Ghana HNN Team

Neonatal deaths, which constitute deaths that occur within the first four weeks of birth, constitute almost half of all deaths in children under the age of five in Ghana.

Ghana: Govt secures funds for KATH maternity clinic

Ghana HNN Team

The Government has secured a $240- million loan to complete the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Maternal and Child Welfare Clinic in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

Workshop For Midwives, TBAs Held In Accra

Ghana HNN Team

Participants were taken through some topics such as the role of midwives in assisting safe pregnancy, delivery and post delivery care for improved maternal healthcare outcomes.

Ghana unlikely to achieve MDG on maternal and infant mortality by 2015

Ghana HNN Team

Despite significant reduction in maternal, infant and under five mortality rates in Ghana, it is unlikely that the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets could be met.

Health Personnel trained on newborn screening for sickle cell disease


The Sickle Cell Foundation (SCF) has embarked on a training workshop for health personnel to adequately equip them for the nationwide newborn sickle cell screening scheduled to start early next year