Project Lead(s): Ivy Osei
Maternal mortality ratio in Ghana is high and there is low uptake of modern family planning services, particularly intra-uterine devices (IUDs) which have been shown to be safe, highly effective, cost-effective and available. Currently, only midwives are trained to provide IUD services, and there is only 1 midwife for every 1475 women of reproductive age. This project will implement, test and evaluate a way to support basic midwifery and IUD provision in rural Ghana through task-sharing and training of 30 auxiliary nurses. Goals include a 10% rise in the number of women with access to IUDs as a family planning method at the intervention sites.