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World Vision’s ‘Child Health Now’ Ghana Campaign Calls For Global Action

The Chronicle: Child Health And Survival — A Collective Duty Of All
Micah Ayo Olad, national coordinator for World Vision’s Child Health Now Campaign in Ghana

“The risk for maternal death (during pregnancy or childbirth) in sub-Saharan Africa is 175 times higher than in developed countries, and risk for pregnancy-related illnesses and negative consequences after birth is even higher. … Child Health Now (CHN) is World Vision’s five-year global campaign launched in 2009 to see an end to the more than six million deaths of children under five that are preventable. … The goal of the campaign in Ghana is to contribute to a sustained reduction in maternal and under-five child mortality rate in line with MDG 4 and 5 through the promotion of government policy dialogue and citizens empowerment by 2015…” (1/28).