Postnatal period is a very critical stage for both the mothers and their babies. The importance of
postnatal care services has been established in various studies globally. Yet postpartum care is
the most neglected aspect of women’s health care, not only in developing countries but also in
some developed countries. In Ghana 23% of postpartum mothers do not receive postnatal at all.
This study seeks to explore contributory factors associated with low postnatal service utilization
in Ga East District of Greater Accra Region (GAR).The study design was a cross sectional
explorative and qualitative research using focus group discussions. The target population for the
study was women in the reproductive age and living in the Municipality. The study used five
focus group discussions to determine factors contributing to low postnatal coverage in Ga East
Municipality. A purposive sampling was employed to carry out to recruit the participants. The
researcher moderated all discussions assisted by one trained assistants. The taped discussions
were transcribed and the resulting texts analyzed by using thematic analysis. The study revealed
that limited availability of public health facilities, in adequate health professionals like midwives,
community health offices and doctors in Abokobi Health Center for instance, lack of knowledge
about post natal care, negative staff attitude are the mainreasons for the low utilization of not
only PNC services but other health services as well. . The findings of the study will be
communicated to both the School of Public Health and the Ghana Health Service.
Coalition, C. & ARTHUR-ARKO, A (2021). Factors Contributing To Low Postnatal Coverage In Ga East Municipality. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-contributing-to-low-postnatal-coverage-in-ga-east-municipality
Coalition, CDR, and AUGUSTINA ARTHUR-ARKO "Factors Contributing To Low Postnatal Coverage In Ga East Municipality" Afribary. Afribary, 05 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-contributing-to-low-postnatal-coverage-in-ga-east-municipality. Accessed 24 May. 2022.
Coalition, CDR, and AUGUSTINA ARTHUR-ARKO . "Factors Contributing To Low Postnatal Coverage In Ga East Municipality". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Apr. 2021. Web. 24 May. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-contributing-to-low-postnatal-coverage-in-ga-east-municipality >.
Coalition, CDR and ARTHUR-ARKO, AUGUSTINA . "Factors Contributing To Low Postnatal Coverage In Ga East Municipality" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 24, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/factors-contributing-to-low-postnatal-coverage-in-ga-east-municipality