Top ten causes of admissions and deaths in Ghana [infographic]

Tracking healthcare in Ghana

A review of the 2017 Ghana Health Service report by iWatch Africa has revealed that malaria was the leading cause of medical admissions and deaths in 2016. The report indicated that while over 130,000 people were admitted as a result of malaria, close to a 1000 people lost their lives.

Below is an infographic report on the ten causes of admissions and deaths in Ghana;

Top ten causes of admissions and death in Ghana [infographic] iwatchafrica.org

Report by Gideon Sarpong | Policy Analyst | iWatch Africa

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Gideon Sarpong

2017 Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellow: Gideon Sarpong (G. K. Sarpong) is a media practitioner with over six years of experience in content development and management, data and investigative journalism, policy analysis, production and e-commerce strategizing. Gideon is currently Director of Policy and News Content at iWatch Africa. He is also the Brands and Communication Manager for Football 360, Kwese SportsXtra, on KFS and Celebrity Fanzone, The Tonight Show, and After Hours. Gideon is an e-commerce consultant for Department of Geography & Regional Planning and Department of Religion & Human Values at the University of Cape Coast. He is a columnist for several local and international news portals. Gideon holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Policy Journalism and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability using investigative & data journalism. Gideon is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program.

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