The President of the Ghana Registered Midwives Association (GRMA), Mrs Emestina Djokotoe, has requested that a correction be published to a statement quoted in International Midwifery, Volume 20, Number 3, September 2007.
'I wish to call your attention to page 41 of the Journal, the first column paragraph 2 on Ghana. The bulletin in the Daily Graphic (reported on www myjoyonline.com) misquoted the GRMA President's Report on reduction of estimated "seven million maternal deaths that occur each year in Ghana". It rather refers to perinatal deaths and not maternal deaths.
'I would be grateful if this notion could be rectified to read "seven million perinatal deaths".'
Mrs Djokotoe adds that the GRMA held a very successful Biennial General Meeting in August 2007, which was attended by the Minister of Health, Major Courage Quashigah, who stated in his speech that the 'intelligent human...