Monday, June 10, 2013

Upper West Region records 28 maternal deaths in five months

The Upper West Region has recorded 28 maternal deaths from January to May this year, a figure it registered during the whole of 2012.
The health authorities are entertaining fears that the region could experience a similar situation that occurred in 2009 where it recorded 43 maternal deaths if decisive measures are not taken to stem the trend.

The Wa Regional Hospital registered 13 maternal deaths, Nandom Hospital, four deaths, Lawra Hospital, three deaths, Jirapa Hospital, three deaths, Tumu Hospital, one death, Sissala West and Lambussie Districts, one death each, while the Daffiama-Bussie-Issa District also registered two deaths.

The trend has also put fears in many pregnant women whose lives are at stake because of the inadequate health facilities and the number of health personnel to help provide quality healthcare in the facilities more at

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