Assessing the contribution of community–base health planning and service (CHPS) in the reduction of maternal mortality using the sisterhood method in Wa Municipality

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The burden of maternal mortality is enormous and of great concern globally. Sub-Saharan Africa is leading in terms of maternal deaths with the highest maternal mortality rate of 890 /100,000 live births in 2010. Despite several interventions targeting in the achievement of MDG 5, most countries have failed to meet the set standard. Skilled birth attendance, ANC and family planning services have been identified as key interventions to influence the reduction of maternal death. The Community-Based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) had contributed in mitigating maternal death. These facilities are located closer to clients and render emergency delivery, ANC and family planning services resulting in an increased accessibility of health services in the Municipality. This study employs a descriptive cross-sectional approach. In line with this, a household survey was conducted with women within the reproductive age (15-45 years) as the target group to find out how the services of CHPS contributes towards the reduction of maternal mortality. Variables such as antenatal care, family planning, referral systems, TBAS delivery and recourse to facilities were considered. If we enter a household and two or more women are qualified, we randomly select one for the interview.
A thesis submitted to the School of Public Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, Kumasi in partial fulfillment for the award of second degree Master of Public Health,