GRID and NEA are thrilled to announce that the Government of Canada will contribute $1.9 million towards our work to save the lives of mothers and children in Northern Ghana.
Through the Leyaata Ane Project, GRID and NEA will expand our community health home visit program to another 80 villages in rural Ghana, a strategy that has been proven to dramatically reduce neonatal mortality. We will train health workers in live-saving skills for mothers and infants at birth, encourage the adoption of codes of conduct, and ensure that local health facilities meet basic requirements for safe care around birth. This initiative will improve the delivery and use of essential health services by mothers, pregnant women, newborns, and children under five.
We gratefully acknowledge the Government of Canada’s contribution to this important initiative, and look forward to sharing more information about this in the coming weeks.