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Working towards a healthier future for Ghanaians

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New health training facilities for aspiring midwives and tricycle ambulances to transport the sick from remote locations to hospitals are helping Ghana build a future where better healthcare can be a reality for all its people.

Around the world, persistent inequalities keep our most vulnerable groups of people at risk and put many countries off-track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. One major concern remains access to adequate healthcare.

Economic growth and development is only possible with the inclusive, equitable and sustainable investment in people that extends access to crucial health and social services. For the government of Ghana, improving access to quality healthcare is a top priority. The west-African nation has boosted its investment in health services over the past decade and is working towards removing barriers that keep its most vulnerable citizens from reaching essential services. This means improving access to skilled health professionals, as well as well-functioning health infrastructure and medical equipment, with a special focus on decreasing the high maternal mortality rates. 

In a two-part series, explore how we’re helping the government’s health service move closer towards its goals, in partnership with the Korea International Cooperation Agency.

Helping midwives train

In Ghana's Volta Region a new midwifery training college is helping to address one of the area's most pressing challenges – access to safe maternal and child care.

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Bringing medical help to rural communities

In the Upper East Region of Ghana, new equipment is helping bring medical assistance to some of the hardest to reach communities.

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