Partners" plans to train 500 Civil Society Organizations in Ghana to develop plans to combat factors that compromise the health and life of women, and children in pregnancy and childbirth.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Ghana in 2007, registered about 522,000 pregnancies, over 90% receive ante-natal care at least once during pregnancy but less than half deliver at a health facility with a skilled provider while 996 died at institutions. Documents from The Ghana Health Service have identified that community actions are weak and that causes of death and ill health of mothers can be greatly removed by improving community level involvement in health service planning, delivery and early referral systems.
How will this project solve this problem?
If we train Civil society organizations we will improve: community birth preparedness planning to 50%, increase supervised delivery to over 50%, and reduce maternal deaths to below 56/100,00 live births and improve post natal visits.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will educate 500 civil society organizations to become passionate to participate in activities to advance the cause of maternal and neonatal health, which will reduce the maternal mortality rate by three quarters and the child mortality rate by two thirds by 2015 as well as government's target of by 2015 to save 5,000 women and 75,000 infants from dying; preventing 400,000 women from life altering disabilities; and gaining US$ 140 million(1.26 trillion ) in economic gains
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.