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Assessing the Role of Transport in the Achievement of Maternal Mortality Reduction in Ghana

Author(s): Patrick Fiagbe | David Asamoah | Francis Tabi Oduro

Journal: International Journal of Business and Management
ISSN 1833-3850

Volume: 7;
Issue: 5;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Purpose: this study seeks to find the role and impact of transport’s intervention in the achievement of thematernal mortality reduction in Ghana. The study used a number of approaches including case study, descriptiveand exploratory approaches, and all these were adopted to gain a better understanding on the role of transport inthe achievement of maternal death reduction. The study revealed that good vehicles and road infrastructure areperceived as a key link between potential accessibility and actual utilization of maternal health services. Againfinding out the possibility of achieving zero maternal death in the municipality by the year 2015, healthmanagement staff perceived that it is likely to be achieved in Ghana; a little deviation from the report by Africancountries’ MDG Africa Steering Group.

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