Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of stillbirth in the world and little progress has been made in reducing those deaths.
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.
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 announces adoption of Option B Plus program to reduce the cases of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
New one-year pilot program launches Upper East region to combat neonatal mortality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Government of Ghana today announced that it has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), bringing the total number of countries that have eliminated the disease since 2000 to 21.