GHANA CASE STUDY
Maternal Mortality in Accra
In 2013, Ghana had an estimated 3100 maternal deaths. 201 of these maternal deaths occured in the Greater Accra Region. Dr. Linda Vanotoo, the Director for the Greater Accra Medical Region, lays out the Government's plan of action below.
Healthcare Decision Making
A 2013 article examined how decision making by frontline providers in the Greater Accra Region affects maternal and newborn client services. The authors called for interventions to provide frontline staff with better access to expert advice.
The Realities of Care Delivery
In 2013, Ghanaian professionals discussed the realities of meeting the demand for maternal and newborn care in the face of resource constraints and referral challenges.
Ghana's Call Center Innovation
In 2015, the Regional Health Directorate for Greater Accra established a regional call center to support Ghana’s health facilities and staff to improve the management of complications during delivery and the referral of patients that require a higher-level, emergency care. Read more here.
Disrupting Care for Pregnant Women
How can we deploy technology to support the Greater Accra regional call center, empowering healthcare workers and patients to make informed decisions about maternal and newborn referrals? See what we've learned ...
SMARTER, HEALTHIER CITIES
Solving collective action challenges in urban communities to improve population health