Birthrights: Maternal Health and Inequality in Ghana

Explore the relationship between healthcare and inequality in Ghana.
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In 2015 the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promise to both reduce inequality and ensure healthy lives for all across the world.


But what is the relationship between healthcare and inequality? We are used to hearing about large inequalities between developed and developing countries. But we hear much less about the achievements of developing countries to improve the healthcare of their people and the challenging inequalities that remain.


Birthrights asks young people to explore these issues by examining maternal health in Ghana.


Oxfam is grateful for the support of Postcode Heroes Trust, funded by players of the People's Postcode Lottery, in the development of these materials.

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