Health - Fact Sheet 2019

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USAID’s integrated Health, Population, and Nutrition Program promotes equitable health improvements for Ghanaians.

Ghana has made notable progress in health outcomes over the last two decades. Between 2003 and 2017, the mortality rate for children under 5 years of age decreased from 11.1% to 5.2%. In 2017, 79% of women delivered in a health facility, and 98% of women received antenatal care from a skilled provider. Ghana is also one of several countries in the region to have a universal health care scheme. However, Ghanaians are still vulnerable to diseases. For example, 66% of children 6-59 months old suffer from anemia and 19% are stunted. Malaria prevalence in children under 5 years of age was 20% in 2016. HIV remains high within key populations—7% for female sex workers and 18% for men who have sex with men. In order for Ghana to become more self-reliant, high quality health services are still needed.

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Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:45am

Last updated: June 03, 2019