Maternal Mortality Audits
The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) as a policy requires audits to be conducted on all maternal deaths occurring within the hospital. It includes
the examination of the standards of care given, parity and age of deceased, gestational age and the cause of death. A total of 27 maternal deaths were examined in 2008.
The commonest causes of death include Eclampsia, Malignant of cervix and Post partum haemorrhage. Majority of these deaths occurred less than 24 hours upon arrival in KATH.
Family planning services are essential not only for its health benefits but even important in socio-economic and cultural contexts. There is therefore the need to ensure that these services are readily available and easily accessed. In acknowledging this, the Public Health unit works in close collaboration with the Family Planning Unit to identify trends in family planning uptake and to devise ways of improving the services rendered to clients accessing these services.