We primarily focus on pregnant women, living in remote rural areas of Northern Ghana. Mostly, they have very limited access to health care and information. For this type of care they need to travel long distances.
Typically, these women are uneducated and illiterate.
Women have to gain permission from a ‘gate keeper’ – either their husband or compound head – to visit a health facility. This often leads to delays in seeking care with associated serious health implications. Therefore, MamaWise will involve husbands and/or other gate keepers.
At the same time we focus on (highly) educated women in the urban regions of Northern Ghana. Our survey confirmed that there is a high need among these women too.