lunes, 24 de febrero de 2014

MATERNAL MORTALITY IN GHANA


Maternal mortality has been reduced in Ghana, but there is still a long way to go. The rate of unassisted deliveries is still too high. Even women who get to the hospital have to line up in labour because there are not enough either delivery attendants or nurses. Unassisted deliveries are the main cause of obstetric fistula, another serious problem for women in many African countries, including Ghana. Women for Africa Foundation wants to contribute to improve maternal health and to reduce maternal mortality. The major programme in this field is STOP FISTULA, which is being carried out in Liberia. In Ghana one of the participants to the Ghana Wins Programme on Health, Nurse Mabel Kissiwah, is implementing a project aimed at increasing the rate of assisted deliveries with the cooperation of queen mothers in the Ashanti region. Nurse Kissiwah counts on the cooperation of a group of queen mothers who are trying to rise awareness on the need to go to the hospitals to give birth. 

Watch this video to get a clearer idea of the situation in some hospitals in Ghana. Click HERE.

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