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Geographical access to care at birth in Ghana: a barrier to safe motherhood

Peter W Gething1*, Fiifi Amoako Johnson2, Faustina Frempong-Ainguah23, Philomena Nyarko34, Angela Baschieri2, Patrick Aboagye5, Jane Falkingham6, Zoe Matthews2 and Peter M Atkinson7

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1 Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Tinbergen Building, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, United Kingdom

2 Division of Social Statistics and Demography & Centre for Global Health, Population, Poverty and Policy (GHP3), Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, United Kingdom

3 Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

4 Ghana Statistical Service, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP), Head Office Building, Accra, Ghana

5 Ghana Health Services, Accra, Ghana

6 ESRC Centre for Population Change, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, United Kingdom

7 Geography and Environment, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, United Kingdom

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BMC Public Health 2012, 12:991  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-991

Published: 16 November 2012

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