Journal of Public Health: From Theory to Practice (2018) 26:225–234 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-017-0854-8 ORIGINAL ARTICLE The health MDGs in Ghana: lessons and implications for the implementation of the sustainable development goals 1 2 1 Ama Pokuaa Fenny & Aba O. Crentsil & Charles Ackah Received: 7 February 2017 /Accepted: 4 October 2017 /Published online: 17 October 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017, corrected publication January/2018 Abstract significant progress. Ghana did not achieve MDG 4 and Purpose The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), an MDG 5 due to the slow progress it made in improving child initiative by the United Nations, consisted of eight broad and maternal health. The study indicates that key investments goals, which were envisaged to improve the living conditions need to be made in the health sector, especially in the areas of of the world’s populations. In spite of the momentum and access to good quality care, to narrow gaps in access and investments made to achieve the MDGs, significant chal- financing. lenges still exist at the global and national levels. In Ghana, Conclusions Reducing maternal and child mortality in Ghana the attainment of some MDGs was uneven across the goals will require transforming the sectors that drive development, and
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Published: Oct 17, 2017
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