When Kobina Essian was told by his family that they could not afford his junior high school fees, he realised that his dreams of becoming a medical doctor were no longer likely to come true. Leaning up against a coconut tree, he closes his eyes and remarks “I always liked their white outfits, it made them look so knowledgeable. It still hurts I never achieved that, but life goes on”.
This is the final Countdown to 2015 report launched at the 2015 Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference in Mexico. It provides a summary of findings from 2015 on key maternal, newborn, and child health indicators. The report celebrates progress and highlights important gaps that must be remembered in the transition to the Sustainable Development Goals.
This World Health Organization (WHO) report reviews progress on the implementation of the 10 recommendations made by the Commission for Information and Accountability (CoIA) in 2011. The report highlights progress in the past year as well as lessons in implementing accountability frameworks from the past five years.
What are the latest numbers on maternal and newborn health in Ghana? How do they vary between urban and rural areas? When young Ghanaian women are educated, how much more likely are they to gain access to contraception?
The Commission on Information and Accountability (COIA) tracks progress on maternal and child health and we've visualised the latest numbers.
Check out all of the infographics, source data and analysis here.