Oxfam has been involved in improving health care in Ghana for the past five years and this project will expand our work in three extremely remote and deprived districts - Bolgatanga, Bawku West and Kassena Nankana in the Upper East region. The project is part of Oxfam's wider Health and Education for All global campaign.
Already, as a result of our work, civil organisations have seen their role recognised and have been able to actively contribute to develop, implement and monitor health policies - saving countless lives.
Oxfam is working with three local partners¹ to train local health attendants and community members in basic maternal care, educate women about their right to free maternal treatment, and campaign for a more equitable national health system in the run up to government elections in late 2012.
- Ensure pregnancy and giving birth is safer for more vulnerable women in remote rural areas.
- Empower women to stand up for their health rights by providing the relevant information and skills.
- Hold the Ghanaian government to account for its commitment to free accessible maternal health care, to reduce mortality nationwide.
¹ Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), Participatory Action for Rural Development Alternatives (PARDA), and Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR).