The Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) ran a campaign to achieve ‘100 Days Free from Maternal Mortality, starting in 2016, and with ‘100 days’ slots. In this campaign, 74 hospitals that are run by CHAG vowed to record no maternal deaths in 100 days and 63 of them succeeded, in the first 100 days.
The campaign was one of three innovations that CHAG implemented as part of its MDG Accelerated framework (MAF) programme, together with the creation of a social media platform for knowledge sharing and skill transfer and a mentorship programme for hospitals teams with skilled obstetrician / gynaecologists and midwives.
Together, these innovations resulted in 24.8% reduction in Institutional Maternal mortality ratio reducing from 145/100,000 live births in the in the 2015, to 109/100,000 live births at the end of 2016. Through these innovations about 355 health professionals had access to knowledge and skill to help manage difficult maternal health issues and about 74 hospital teams were mentored by obstetrician / gynaecologists and midwives.
CHAG is a network of 300 Christian Health facilities and Health Training institutions owned by 25 church denominations and the second largest provider of health services in Ghana, with 74 hospitals, 210 clinics & health centres, 16 Health Training Institutions.
Listen to Dr James Duah, Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), talk about the '100 Days Free of Maternal Mortality' campaign that CHAG is running in 74 hospitals in Ghana: bit.ly/Ghana2-story