Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights

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Annual Report: Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:18

This is the 2012 Annual Report on the the Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights. The report highlights all the projects undertaken by the ARHR in 2012. Click here to download the full report.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:17
 
Make 18 years the consent age to sex - Prof Sai tells Parliament PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 March 2014 12:21

Population and sexual health expert, Professor F.T. Sai is advocating that Parliament harmonizes the existing law on the Children's Act that puts the minimum marriage age in Ghana at 18 years but allows girls to engage in consented sex at age 16.

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Effia-Nkwanta records 20 deaths in Obs and Gynae Department PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 17 February 2014 10:32

The Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital recorded 20 deaths in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department in 2013.

A statement signed by Dr Paul Kwaw Ntodi, Medical Director, said 15 of these deaths were directly related to pregnancy while the other five were indirect maternal deaths.

It said maternal health issues were dear to every health worker and all those concerned with the Millennium Development Goals particularly Goal 5.

It said management of the hospital had proactively strategized to keep maternal deaths under control despite numerous challenges and complexity of the matter.

“One of the things we have done is to improve emergency response time for pregnant women requiring emergency interventions”, it said.

 
Performance of MMDCEs to be assessed on maternal mortality rate PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 December 2013 08:42

President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday said renewal of the mandate of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) would be based on their performance and role in the reduction of child and maternal mortality.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014 10:32
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Punishing pregnant school girls: Addressing critical issues unconstitutionally PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 November 2013 00:00

The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR) has noted with dismay, suggestions by a Deputy Director of the Ghana Education Service that: “basic school girls who get pregnant should be punished severely to serve as deterrent to their peers.”

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