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Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS) provides insight on progress towards health sector target

Findings from the 2022 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS) Key Indicators
Report have highlighted both areas of progress and retrogression within the health sector.

These results were presented by Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, the Government Statistician at Ghana's Health Sector Annual Summit on Monday 5th June 2023 in Accra. The presentation included an assessment of the 2022- 2025 Health Sector Medium Term Development Plan (HSMTDP) Targets using 15 selected indicators from the 2022 GDHS Key Indicators Report. For six out of the 15 indicators (total fertility rate, prevalence of anaemia in children, stunting, wasting, infant mortality and under-five mortality), the 2022 target had been achieved or there was progress over time between the 2014 and 2022 DHS. However, between the two surveys there was an increase in the teenage pregnancy rate and the percent of children under 5 that were underweight. For the remaining seven indicators, progress was indeterminate due to variations between the baseline figure in the HSMTDP and the 2014 GDHS. Read Press release