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The objectives of the Danfa Family Planning Program in rural Ghana are to provide family planning services to the people in the region and to conduct research into ways of making these services as effective and accessible as possible within given resource limitations. The effort is made to describe the planning and operating experience of the program(More)
Three quarters of deliveries in Ghana are still attended by untrained personnel, including traditional birth attendants (TBA's), and maternal mortality remains high. The Ministry of Health is exploring ways of improving this situation. Recently, training traditional birth attendants to improve maternal and child health practices and promote family planning(More)
In the Danfa Project area of rural Ghana a survey of the characteristics, attitudes, and practices of traditional birth attendants was conducted. In 1973, 6 months following the start of the family planning program, a questionnaire was administered to a sample of the traditional birth attendants registered. Interviews were carried out in the local(More)
1. The need for a simple method of measuring trend in fertility in family planning programme has been stated. 2. The theory of the numerator analysis of age and parity or age and number of living children and its variants the "three area" and the "four quadrant methods" have also been stated. 3. The data from the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital have been(More)
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