Reproductive & Child Health

Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) services comprise integrated approach of providing healthcare to all individuals within the context of the primary health care strategies. Although the focus is on women and children, services provided are assemblage of curative, preventive, promotional and rehabilitative for improving the health of the population.

 

Objectives

Objectives were set to monitor the above priorities taking into consideration the target population, resources available, the prevailing constraints and the national goal.

 

Maternal Health Services

  1. To achieve antenatal service registrants coverage of 90%
  2. To achieve TD2+ coverage from 72.5% to 80%
  3. To increase 4+ antenatal visits from 77.9% to 85%
  4. To achieve institutional supervised delivery service coverage from 62.6% to 65%
  5. To achieve postnatal service coverage from 77.6% to 80%.                    
  6. To achieve Family Planning acceptor rate from 40.1% 45%
  7. To protect 219,633 couples with Family Planning methods
  8. To reduce maternal mortality rate to the barest minimum.

 

Major Activities Carried Out

  • Monday weekly meetings.
  • Meeting with Public Health, Midwives and CHNs/ CHOs
  • RCH National report review
  • Reviewed memorandum of understanding with GPRTU, Brong Ahafo branch
  • Meeting with NGOs into health to discuss RCH issues
  • Facilitative monitoring and supervision
  • Child health promotion week
  • Organise maternal death audit conference
  • Training of doctors and midwives in LSS and the use of partograph
  • Training of CHNs/PHNs in Implanon insertion and removal
  • Training of midwives in IUD, implants insertion and removal
  • Organise outreach FP services
  • Organise child health promotion week celebration
  • Safe motherhood And F/P celebration Week

 

Capacity Building

  • Training of doctors and midwives in LSS (105)
  • Training in the use of partograph(105)
  • Training of CHNs/PHNs in Implanon insertion and removal (230)
  • Training of midwives in IUD, implants insertion and removal (20)

                      

SAFE MOTHERHOOD PROGRAMMES

The goal of the Safe Motherhood Programme is to improve women’s health in general and specifically to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality and to contribute to reducing infant morbidity and mortality.

The Components of Safe Motherhood are:

  • Antenatal care
  • Labour and delivery care
  • Postnatal care
  • Family planning
  • Prevention and management of unsafe abortion
  • Health education.