NDC manifesto highlights Maternal mortality reduced under NDC - Mahama claims

The rates of maternal, infant, child, and under-five mortalities President John Mahama said has reduced drastically under his government.

  • Published:
President John Mahama play

President John Mahama

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Ghana has persistent unacceptable high mortality ratios.

The levels of antenatal care with a health professional reached 92 % in 2003, although the increase in demand for delivery care with a health professional has been much slower, from 41% to only 47% of deliveries conducted by health professionals over the 15 years before 2003.

The rates of maternal, infant, child, and under-five mortalities President John Mahama said has reduced drastically under his government.

Read more:

Economy no longer bleeding - Mahama

Mahama mocks Nana Addo's ‘1 district, 1 factory’

Ghana has seen unparallel developments under Mahama - Veep

Students to use tablets for learning - Mahama

Ghana to get 2 new psychiatric hospitals – Mahama

He said, “If you look at the indices, we are making progress, maternal mortality rates are on a downward trend, infant mortality is down, child mortality is down, under-five mortality is down. It means that in all these major indices, we are reducing maternal mortality and all the other mortalities.”

He added that, “We established the national ambulance service; we increased the number of licensed midwives, between 2009 and 2015 from 500 to 2000, within this period.”

President John Dramani Mahama made this known during his presentation of to a cross-section of Ghanaians, the highlights of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Manifesto for 2016.

He said “Tamale hospital expanded four hundred beds; University of Ghana Teaching Hospital, 617 beds under construction; refurbishment of intensive care unit, completion of new eye care centre at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, refurbishment of the operative theatres at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. We have almost completed the second military hospital, the first military hospital is 37 Accra, the second military hospital is almost completed and will be completed by first-quarter of next year.”

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Marriage Material Stop hustling for husbands after acting 'silly' in...bullet
2 Katanka Car Kantanka releases Ghana's own G-Wagonbullet
3 Crime 3 Police officers arrested for renting out guns to armed robbersbullet
4 Contradiction Nana Addo hasn't paid GH¢1 billion NHIS debt -...bullet
5 Millionaire's Club Kennedy Agyapong is not my business partner –...bullet
6 Contradiction 10,000 nurses won't be employed in May - Health...bullet
7 Photos East Legon to Spintex road opens to trafficbullet
8 Threats Powerful people are threatening me to shut up – Aningbullet
9 Fraudulence Lawyer convicted for fraudbullet
10 Alleged Fraud Police deny arrest of young millionaire...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video I don't have time for sex - Obinimbullet
2 Video Obinim church members confess sexual sinsbullet
3 Ebony's Death Video of Ebony's soldier singing 'morale songs' goes viralbullet
4 Video Sad tale of Ghanaian journalist who left BBC for $162,000...bullet
5 Political Marriage Ras Mubarak Marries Muntaka's Daughter As...bullet
6 Military Pack US historian Horne links US military presence in...bullet
7 Preparing For Death Pastor makes his tomb in his housebullet
8 Accident Truck driver survives death in accident at Taifabullet
9 Failed Promises Nurses threaten to vote against NPPbullet
10 #One Corner New dance craze hits Swedrubullet