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Its past midnight and the busy streets of Accra are quiet and deserted. A group of young women and girls are huddled together under the open skies, sleeping. As dawn approaches, the weather turns chilly but all they have are thin sheets of cloth to keep warm. These are Accra’s market porters or Kayayei some as young as eight who have made the streets their home since arriving from Northern Ghana in search of greener pastures. In this three part mini - series, we follow three young women; Lariba, who has two children, the second she says she delivered herself in a street corner, Aisha who is pregnant and still works more than ten hours a day and Abibabu, pregnant with her second child. None of them has ever visited a hospital. Most Kayayei have never seen a doctor. Are Kayayei fulfilling their dreams or trapped in demeaning life styles that must concern all of us. What about their maternal health and their children? MHC goes in search of some answers in Accra’s inner city.
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    Charity's Story - A Report From Keta...

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    Charity'S Story: Part 2...

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    Good News From Kpalbe...

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    Is Korle Bu Hospital At A Breaking Point...

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    Ghana's Empty Blood Banks...

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    Is Korle Bu Hospital Now A Dumping Groun...

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    Prof. Sai Speaks...

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    Ghana's Most Equipped Hospital...

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    Setting The Records Straight...

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    Profile of Dr. Sylvia Deganus...

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    The Road to Kute-Buem Part 1...

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    The Road to Kute-Buem Part 2...

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    The Tireless TBA of Taido ...

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    The Children of Salaga Part 1...

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    The Children of Salaga Part 2...

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    The Road to Bomkpa Part 1...

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    The Road to Bomkpa Part 2...

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    The Road to Bomkpa Part 3...

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    A Place Where Women are not Allowed to G...

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    A Place Where Women are not Allowed to G...

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    I'm Pregnant: Eating Baked Clay Is Good ...

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    Baked Clay Addiction & Pre-Natal Care. A...

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    Open The Gate! My Wife Is Dying!...

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    Open The Gate! My Wife Is Dying! Part 2...

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    Perfect’s Death and the VRA Gate: Is a...

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    Rising Deaths from Unsafe Abortions: Wha...

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    Ensuring That The Woman Is Safe...

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    Young People Talk about Unsafe Abortions...

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    What if the Drug to Save My Life is Sub-...

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    This Week We Are Calling 193 For An Ambu...

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    Kayayei: Young Mothers Surviving The Ope...

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    Who Cares For Kayayei?...

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    Kayayei: What is to be Done?...

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    Revisiting the Key Issues Facing Materna...

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    Revisiting the Key Issues Facing Materna...

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    MHC Ends First TV Season...

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    Feeding Key Issues Into Ghana's Health P...

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    Feeding Key Issues Into Ghana's Health P...

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    Help Comes To Homeless Street Porters (K...

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"The Lights Have Gone Out Again" is a moving investigation into the high incidence of maternal deaths in Ghana. Filmed in diverse locations across Ghana, it tells powerful stories about the challenges that women confront as they seek care from the health services. It features key advocates, policy makers and leading health practitioners and highlights issues that hitherto had not featured highly in the national health debate.