Shortfalls and unpredictability of funding are affecting confidence in the government's policy of abolishing user fees for women who deliver at approved facilities. Only two payments have been made to facilities since the policy was started in September 2003. By October this year, all the funds had run out in some facilities and, as a result, some managers at the local level have had to resume charging fees. If the free delivery policy is to survive, it needs swift additional funding, before all facilities revert to charging.
Implementation of Free Delivery Policy in Ghana, Immpact, University of Aberdeen, UK, 3 pp.