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Excessive bleeding is the major cause of maternal deaths. In Ghana, the drug Ergometrine is widely used to stem bleeding during and after labour. In a recent report by Ghana Food and Drugs Authority and the Promoting the Quality of Medicines programme (PQM) however, 82.73% of the samples examined did not meet the required standards for quality. 65.50% of Oxytocin samples, also a critical drug in post delivery procedures was also found to be sub-standard. This week's programme features Dr. Patrick Lukulay, Director of PQM, the project committed to ensuring the quality and safety of medicines globally. He talks about the critical findings of this alarming report which has serious implications for Ghana’s campaign to reduce maternal deaths.
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    Charity'S Story: Part 2...

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    Good News From Kpalbe...

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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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    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 Road to Bomkpa Part 1...

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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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"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.