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Transportation Network in the Sissala East District of Ghana: A Bane to Maternal Health


  • Abdul- Kadri Yahaya

    (Lecturer-Department of Environment and Resource Studies-Faculty of Integrated Development Studies-University for Development Studies-Ghana)


The study provides an assessment of transportation network in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region of Ghana as a bane to maternal health. The study argues that, the deplorable state of roads in the Sissala East District makes it difficult for vehicles to plough the routes linking hinterlands to health centers. This has contributed immensely to the current maternal challenges in the study District. Primary and Secondary sources of data were relied on in the study. Besides observation, purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used to choose respondents for interaction by means of interviews. Apart from content analysis for qualitative data, a component of SPSS known as descriptive statistics was used for quantitative data analysis. Data presentation was done and by the use of tables and charts. The study reveals that maternal health in the Sissala East District of Ghana is nothing to write home about as a result of the deplorable state of transportation network linking rural communities to health centers. As such, it is recommended that motorable roads should be constructed by the Ministry of Roads and High Ways to effectively link up typical rural communities in the Sissala East District to health centers as a panacea for reducing maternal mortality.

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  • Abdul- Kadri Yahaya, 2014. "Transportation Network in the Sissala East District of Ghana: A Bane to Maternal Health," Journal of Environments, Asian Online Journal Publishing Group, vol. 1(1), pages 38-43.
  • Handle: RePEc:aoj:joenvi:2014:p:38-43

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