Ghana has a population of about 24.4 million. The country is divided into 10 geo-political regions and 170 decentralized districts. Approximately 70% of the population in Ghana lives in rural areas. Women of Reproductive Age (15-45 years) make up a total of 24% of the population (GHS 2009) . The average life expectancy is 64 years for women and 57 years for men (WHO 2010) . In 2009 HIV-prevalence in Ghana was 1.8. Ghana ranks 135 of 187 on the Human Development Index (UNDP 2012) . In 2009, 60% of the population was living on less than $1 a day (WHO 2012) .
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Source: MDG global database (http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Data.aspx)
Ghana Health Service
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