In 2006, a consortium of agencies, including the Population Council, came together to provide technical and financial support to the Government of Ghana in the rollout of comprehensive abortion care (CAC) services. The consortium collaborated with the government in expanding women’s access to modern family planning and CAC. The consortium’s program, Reducing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity (R3M), aims to reduce unwanted pregnancy and severe complications and deaths caused by unsafe abortion. The formative research in this report was undertaken to provide a profile of beneficiaries, their needs for information and services, their decision-making process in seeking care, and the quality of care they receive. Research findings are expected to guide health service institutions in the design and implementation of client-oriented services to support the R3M program in its effort to develop strategies and approaches for reducing maternal mortality and morbidity. The principal goal of the research is to generate evidence and information that can be fed into ongoing policy and program initiatives to expand access to legal and safe abortion services in public and private facilities.
Nyarko, Philomena, Cletus Adohinzin, Saumya RamaRao, Placide Tapsoba, and Ayorinde Ajayi. 2008. "Profile of abortion seekers in Ghana and their decision-making processes." Accra: Population Council.
Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality (R3M) in Ghana
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