Invest in Women’s Health to Eliminate Maternal Deaths in Ghana

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently convened a meeting of health leaders and experts from over 30 countries to set a global plan of action to ensure that no woman, newborn, child or adolescent dies from preventable causes by 2030.

The meeting was to identify ways or interventions to accelerate progress towards improving the lives of women, children, and adolescents.

The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children and Adolescents’ Health, the UN campaign to end preventable deaths of women, newborns, children and adolescents by 2030 may not be achieved if there are no corresponding global actions.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set the stage for global innovative and inclusive platforms for collective and focused action towards good health and well-being for both women, children and men.  Under 5, infant and maternal mortality rates in Ghana have seen a tremendous reduction. This was as a result of both the government and non-governmental organizations’ interventions.

Savana Signatures as an ICT for Development (ICT4D) designed and implemented a maternal and child health project known as Technology for Maternal Health (T4MH). This project did not only contribute immensely to the reduction of maternal and under 5 infant mortalities in the Northern region of Ghana but has also empowered health

This project did not only contribute immensely to the reduction of maternal and under 5 infant mortalities in the Northern Region of Ghana but has also empowered health professionals in maternal and child health information dissemination.

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