The Ghana essential health interventions program: a plausibility trial of the impact of health systems strengthening on maternal & child survival

@inproceedings{Awoonorwilliams2013TheGE,
  title={The Ghana essential health interventions program: a plausibility trial of the impact of health systems strengthening on maternal & child survival},
  author={John Koku Awoonor-williams and Ayaga A. Bawah and Frank K. Nyonator and Rofina Asuru and Abraham Rexford Oduro and Anthony Adofo Ofosu and James F Phillips},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND During the 1990s, researchers at the Navrongo Health Research Centre in northern Ghana developed a highly successful community health program. The keystone of the Navrongo approach was the deployment of nurses termed community health officers to village locations. A trial showed that, compared to areas relying on existing services alone, the approach reduced child mortality by half, maternal mortality by 40%, and fertility by nearly a birth - from a total fertility rate of 5.5 in… CONTINUE READING
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