Why We Work in Ghana
Ghana is the second-most populous country in West Africa. It ranks relatively high on indices of political stability, healthcare, and human development, compared to other countries on the African continent. However, on indicators of maternal health, Ghana has not yet met the millennium goal to reduce maternal mortality to less than 70 per 100,000 live births. It also has a high rate of teenage pregnancy and child marriage, and a lack of skilled maternal healthcare providers, including midwives, to care for pregnant women—especially those living in rural settings. All of these factors contribute to the incidence of obstetric fistula across the country.
Meet Our Partners
We identify local surgical teams in Ghana already successfully treating women with fistula—and then work to amplify their efforts.