108 страниц. 2012 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing There have been little studies carried out to assess the effect of the free maternal care policy on the access to and utilization of health care facilities, maternal health and deaths. Women of childbearing age all over the world irrespective of race, education, occupation or marital status are faced with the agony of pregnancy’s possibility leading to the death of the mother. Maternal mortality even though has been reducing slightly over the years, still remains a problem which needs to be seriously tackled. It is a serious problem just as Dr. Elias Sory; Director-General of the Ghana Health Service asserted that “you must wake up to the realization that one maternal death is a calamity”. “This is a must read book for anybody interested in Maternal Health”- Dr. Smile Dzisi (Lecturer).