Maternal Health Care in Ghana: Challenges Facing the Uptake of Services in the Shai Osudoku DistrictWomen Reproductive Health (2022)
We assessed the challenges facing 29 women in their quest for maternal health services in the Shai Osudoku District of Ghana. In-depth, semi-structured interviews with health professionals and focus-group discussions with women on uptake of maternal health services were conducted.Findings showed inadequate human resources and logistics for maternal health care and transportation problems. Women whose pregnancies required specialized care at district or regional hospitals deliberately reported late to the community clinics in an advanced stage of labor to avoid referrals. Findings have implications for health policymakers, implementers, and research.
- Uptake of Maternal Health Services,
- Maternal Deaths,
- Qualitative Methods,
- Shai Osudoku District,
Publication DateWinter 2022
Citation InformationJoseph Adu, Mark Fordjour Owusu, Ebenezer Martin-Yeboah, Albert Ahenkan & Sebastian Gyamfi (2021): Maternal Health Care in Ghana: Challenges Facing the Uptake of Services in the Shai Osudoku District, Women's Reproductive Health, DOI: 10.1080/23293691.2021.2016187