Ashanti Region recorded 174 maternal deaths in 2021 – GHS

May 27, 2022
CNR Citi Newsroom

The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate says 174 cases of maternal deaths were recorded in the region in 2021, with many of these deaths caused by unsafe abortion; a situation it has described as worrying.

According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), global statistics suggest that 5 to 10% of women die through unsafe abortion annually.