Ghana 2014 Demographic and Health Survey October 2015
As part of the global Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program, this report presents findings from the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS), a nationally representative survey of 9,396 women (age 15-49) and 4,388 men (age 15-59) from 11,835 interviewed households.
The primary objective of the 2014 GDHS was to generate recent and reliable information on fertility, family planning, infant and child mortality, maternal and child health, and nutrition. In addition, the survey collected information on malaria treatment, prevention, and prevalence among children aged 6-59 months; blood pressure among adults; anaemia among women and children; and HIV prevalence among adults. This information is essential for making informed policy decisions and for planning, monitoring, and evaluating programmes related to health in general, and reproductive health in particular, at both the national and regional levels.