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While Ghana's economy is one of the strongest in Africa and the government has made great commitments to provide universal health insurance converge for the entire population, health outcomes still failed to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  The under-five mortality rate in 2014 was reported as 60 deaths per 1,000 live births in Ghana. The data suggest that one in every 24 Ghanaian children dies before reaching age one. Additionally, in 2014, lower respiratory infections were among the highest ranking causes of premature deaths in the country. Disorders such as Ischaemic heart disease are also on the rise and rank among the top 25 causes of premature death in the country.

TRAction's research on the implementation of a clean cookstove program in rural Ghana is aimed at lowering statistics like those above by reducing the impact of widespread biomass fuel use on adverse health outcomes. TRAction has also worked on improving Micronutrient Supplements in Ghana.

Source: Worldbank dataset, DHS data, and Global Burden of Disease survey


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