What the Government of Ghana Could do to Allay the Fears on Maternal Health

6 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2014

Date Written: June 5, 2014


Maternal deaths prominently occur in rural and typically remote areas and among women in the most deprived sections of a given population. Childbirth, a real cause for rejoicing among more fortunate, economically affluent women, becomes for the poor an event filled with tension, which may and all too often does, leave behind motherless children and bereaved families. A comprehensive understanding of the root causes of the present unacceptable toll of maternal mortality in developing countries deserves a serious attention. Although maternal mortality accounts for the greatest proportion of deaths among women of reproductive age in most of the developing world, its importance is not always evident from official statistics. This ignited the passion to scan through existing data on maternal deaths in Ghana.

Keywords: maternal deaths, adolescent pregnancy, child birth, Antenatal Care

Suggested Citation

Sumankuuro, Joshua, What the Government of Ghana Could do to Allay the Fears on Maternal Health (June 5, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2446498 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2446498

Joshua Sumankuuro (Contact Author)

Youth Alive Ghana ( email )

Box 269, Wa
Wa, 00233

HOME PAGE: http://www.youthaliveghana.org

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