Meeting MDG 4 in Ghana – Hidden maternal factors challenging Ghana’s progress towards reducing child mortality

23 Nov 2015

Over the past several decades, Ghana has made some significant progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on health, i.e. reducing child mortality by two-thirds (MDG4) and improving maternal health outcomes by three-quarters (MDG5) between 1990 and 2015.  Recent data indicates that child mortality rates for Ghana are estimated to have reduced from 111 per 1000 live births in 2003 to 80 per 1000 live births in 2008.