Ghana Maternity Health Survey 2017

The 2017 GMHS is the second nationally representative household survey to collect comprehensive information maternal health issues, maternal mortality and specific causes of death among women in the country.  The results indicates that, 10% of deaths among women age 12-49 in Ghana are due to direct maternal causes, with obstetric haemorrhage  being the largest single cause of direct maternal deaths. Almost all pregnant women receive antenatal care from skilled provider, 8 in 10 deliveries take place in a health facility and are attended by a skilled proved and slightly more than 8 in 10 women receive postnatal care within 2 days after delivery.  The survey gathered information on maternal health in two phases were phase one involved 1,900 enumeration areas (EAs) and phased two, 26,324 households.  The survey was as implemented by the Ghana Statistical Services (GSS) and the Ghana Health Services from 15 June through 12 October 2017. Click to download full report

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