Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018, Page: 14-20
The Effect of Maternal Policy and Educational Programs on Maternal Mortality in Ghana: A Case Study of Ho Municipality
Dovlo Michael, Department of Statistics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
Yunus Abdul Karim, Department of Statistics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
Received: Oct. 5, 2018;       Accepted: Nov. 9, 2018;       Published: Dec. 17, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.pst.20180202.12      View  178      Downloads  17
Abstract
This work sought to assess the impact of reducing maternal mortality through policy and educational programs in Ghana (Case study of Ho Municipality). specific objectives are assess the educational level of the maternal mother in the Ho municipality, assess the trend of maternal mortality in Ho municipality, comparing the mortality figures of the Ho municipality to that of the region, determine the factors that discourage the maternal mothers from attending antenatal care and assess whether antennal attendance depend on the awareness of maternal programs and policies. A sample of 385 maternal mothers was convenience selected for the study. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were computed. Results revealed that antenatal educational programs influence antenatal attendance among pregnant women. The study also reveals that time spend at the clinic or hospital and the attitudes of some of the health workers appears to be the major factors that discourage maternal mother from attending antenatal care whiles cost of transportation and the distance to the hospital was a problem for maternal mother coming from the rural areas. It was however recommended that health facilities should organize public education for maternal mothers that cannot read and write in the villages about pregnancy and self-medications. Public address system should be provided to the villages that do not have access to radio sets and electricity. The programs and policies should be design in different local languages apart from the English for easy and faster understanding.
Keywords
Maternal, Mortality, Educational Programs
To cite this article
Dovlo Michael, Yunus Abdul Karim, The Effect of Maternal Policy and Educational Programs on Maternal Mortality in Ghana: A Case Study of Ho Municipality, Pharmaceutical Science and Technology. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2018, pp. 14-20. doi: 10.11648/j.pst.20180202.12
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