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What’s holding back Ghana’s progress in reducing maternal mortality rate?

By X-Bone | self meida writer
Published 13 days ago - 11 views

Maternal mortality is high in Ghana, averaging 310 maternal passings for every 100,000 live births in 2020. This is incomplete because of deficient postnatal consideration, particularly among country networks. Ghana can deflect the high maternal passings if ladies meet the World Health Organization's suggested early postnatal consideration registration. Regardless of the relationship between topographical area and postnatal consideration usage, no examination has been done on determinants of postnatal consideration among rustic occupants in Ghana. Accordingly, this investigation decided the pervasiveness and associates of postnatal consideration use among ladies in rustic Ghana.


The examination used ladies records of the 2020 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS). Following engaging calculation of the commonness, double strategic relapse was fitted to survey corresponds of postnatal consideration at 95% certainty span. The outcomes were introduced in changed chances proportion (AOR). Any AOR under 1 was deciphered as the decreased probability of PNC participation while AOR over 1 portrayed in any case. All investigations were finished utilizing Stata adaptation 14.0.


The investigation uncovered that 74% of the provincial ladies had postnatal consideration. At the inferential level, ladies dwelling in the Savanna zone had higher chances of postnatal consideration contrasted with those in the Coastal zone [AOR = 1.80, CI = 1.023–3.159], similarly as among the Guan ladies when contrasted with the Akan [AOR = 7.15, CI = 1.602–31.935]. Ladies who were working were more likely to use postnatal consideration contrasted with those not working [AOR = 1.45, CI = 1.015–2.060]. The individuals who considered the distance as unproblematic were bound to use postnatal consideration contrasted with the individuals who considered the distance as risky [AOR = 1.63, CI = 1.239–2.145].


The examination indicated that identity, biological zone, occupation, and distance to wellbeing office anticipate postnatal consideration usage among provincial inhabitants of Ghana. The examination focuses on the requirement for the government to increment maternal medical services offices in rustic settings to decrease the distance shrouded by ladies in looking for postnatal consideration.

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