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Table 2 Comparison of national and international targets for provision of comprehensive EmONC facilities with estimated levels of geographic access

From: Geographical access to care at birth in Ghana: a barrier to safe motherhood

Region Population per C-EmONC facility1 Provision of C-EmONC facilities: % of target achieved2 % women with geographical access to C-EmONC facilities
UN target (1:500,000) National target (1:200,000) within 2hrs within 4hrs
NATIONAL 318,848 157% 63% 54% 71%
Ashanti 262,503 190% 76% 68% 85%
Brong Ahafo 228,213 219% 88% 49% 65%
Central 526,802 95% 38% 50% 61%
Eastern 185,430 270% 108% 63% 82%
Greater Accra 434,418 115% 46% 82% 92%
Northern 308,570 162% 65% 25% 50%
Upper East 343,826 145% 58% 52% 65%
Upper West 169,441 295% 118% 35% 54%
Volta 699,959 71% 29% 38% 56%
Western 775,199 64% 26% 19% 46%
  1. Percentages exceeding stated targets are highlighted in bold.
  2. 1. Population ratios derived from [29] with population data based on provisional results from 2010 Ghana Statistical Service Population and Housing Census. 2. Targets as stated in [29] and [30].