Ghana develops an Integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Successfully being and Nutrition (RMNCAHN) Strategic Thought

Ghana has launched a comprehensive Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Successfully being and Nutrition (RMNCAHN) Strategic Thought aimed at ensuring increased and equitable gain admission to to high-quality RMNCAHN products and companies for all by 2030.

The 5-three hundred and sixty five days RMNCAHN prioritized strategic framework affords strategic path for health and relevant non health stakeholders in direction of ending preventable deaths of girls folks, newborns, childhood and teenagers and ensuring their health and wellbeing. It’s moreover aligned with the World Draw for Ladies folks’s, Children’s and Childhood’ Successfully being (2016 – 2030) and envisions a world by which every lady, child and adolescent in every surroundings, realizes their rights to physical and mental health and smartly-being, has social and economic alternatives, and would perhaps per chance presumably also participate completely in shaping affluent and sustainable societies.

Alternatively, over the last decade and in accordance with the Maternal Successfully being Seek reports in 2007 and 2017, Ghana has reduced the resolution of moms who die from being pregnant connected causes from 378 to 310 for every 100,000 are dwelling births. The under-5 mortality used to be reduced from 82 to 52 per 1,000 are dwelling births. Little one mortality went down from 50 to 37 per 1,000 are dwelling births. Out of every 1,000 are dwelling births, novel child deaths declined from 29 to 25. And stunting reduced from 6.8% to 4.8%.

Irrespective of the growth made for every 1,000 childhood born alive in Ghana, 52 die between initiating and their fifth birthday, 37 enact not compose it sooner than reaching their first birthday, and 25 die between initiating and 28 days. Handiest half of newborns are set to their mom’s breast internal the first hour of initiating and easiest four out of ten childhood below six months are exclusively breastfed with stop to 1 in every 5 childhood under 5 years, stunted.

To tempo up efforts to diminish these slightly high rates, the nation has over the interval, developed a resolution of programs for the quite quite a bit of parts of RMNCAHN that are being utilized:

•    National Reproductive Successfully being Service policy and standards – 2014 

•    National Newborn Successfully being Draw and action thought (2019 – 2023)

•    National Adolescent Successfully being Service policy and technique (2016 – 2020)

•    Ghana Family Planning Costed Implementation Thought (2016 – 2020) 

•    National Child Successfully being Protection and Draw (2017 – 2025)

•    National Nutrition Protection – 2017

With various strategic paperwork making an strive for to full identical targets, it become needed for the nation to contain an over-arching constructed-in RMNCAHN Thought as a coordinated effort centered at adapting and implementing the World Draw for Ladies folks, Children and Adolescent Successfully being (GSWCAH) to full the SDGs, particularly Purpose 3. For the first time, growth has been made to merge the quite quite a bit of health and diet programs into a comprehensive one.

The RMNCAHN Strategic Thought used to be developed with make stronger from WHO and the H6 Partnership which harnesses the collective strengths of the WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Ladies folks, UNAIDS, and the World Bank Community to approach the World Draw for Every Woman, Every Child (EWEC) and make stronger nation management and action for the health of girls folks, childhood and teenagers.


Honourable Deputy Minister for Health, Madam Tina Mensah officially launching the strategic document

Key personalities at the function display the RMNCAHN document after the official launch

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