Future of maternal health research in Ghana looks bright
.. but needs strong governmental support and funding.
On February 16th, about 100 clinicians, researchers and policy makers active in the field of maternal health in Ghana, participated in the symposium ‘Future of maternal health in Ghana’.
The aim of the symposium was to bring both Ghanaian and international stakeholders together to exchange knowledge and map future priorities in research to improve care provided to women during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum.
The symposium was organized by Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), University of Ghana’s College of Health Sciences (Noguchi Medical Research Insitute and the School of Medicine and Dentistry) and the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) in the Netherlands.
Maternal health is a central theme in Sustainable Development Goals 3, with the target to reduce maternal mortality to <70 per 100.000 live births by 2030. Despite substantial progress in the reduction of maternal mortality during the Millennium Development Goals, Ghana’s maternal mortality rate currently is >300 per 100.000 live births. Research and innovation can meaningfully contribute to the acceleration of improvements made in maternal health in past years.
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