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Mobilising Faith-based and Lay Leaders to Address Antenatal Care Outcomes in Northern Ghana

Mobilising Faith-based and Lay Leaders to Address Antenatal Care Outcomes in Northern Ghana

Author: 
John Hembling
Elena McEwan
Mohammed Ali
Anna Passaniti
Paul Armah Aryee
Mahama Saaka
Publication Date
Friday, July 21, 2017

"Despite the benefits of antenatal care, evidence from sub-Saharan Africa suggests that women often initiate these services after the first trimester of pregnancy and do not complete the recommended number of visits."

This study examines the potential role of faith-based and lay leaders in increasing early antenatal care (ANC) seeking in the context of maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH)in northern Ghana. In Ghana, statistics show that 60% of women attend a first trimester ANC visit; however, in the North only 50% attend a first trimester visit.

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Development in Practice website, Pages 634-645, Volume 27, 2017, accessed December 7 2018.

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