Table 4

The estimated loss of patient visits during the COVID-19 pandemic by essential health and nutrition services in Ghana

Target service indicatorAprilMay–JulyAugust–NovemberTotal
N (95% CI)*N (95% CI)*N (95% CI)*N (95% CI)*
Antenatal care−31 222 (−33 502 to −29 134)−5319 (−9992 to −1275)−50 939 (−54 605 to −46 951)−87 481 (−93 644 to −81 063)
Facility-based delivery−2024 (−2529 to −1540)3989 (2992 to 4974)1454 (601 to 2340)3419 (2034 to 4905)
Postnatal care−1178 (−1639 to −744)13 835 (12 954 to 14 739)5074 (4271 to 5857)17 731 (16 453 to 18 981)
First pentavalent vaccination4959 (4619 to 5255)16 071 (15 400 to 16 781)13 338 (12 781 to 13 885)34 369 (33 452 to 35 341)
Third pentavalent vaccination−3619 (−3871 to −3361)5497 (4952 to 6048)3347 (2889 to 3832)5225 (4435 to 6007)
Measles vaccination−3663 (−3884 to −3467)23 061 (22 632 to 23 470)21 920 (21 558 to 22 281)41 317 (40 696 to 41 901)
Vitamin A supplementation−14 917 (−15 729 to −14 212)−88 857 (−90 612 to −87 171)−76 644 (−78 043 to −75 241)−180 419 (−182 658 to −177 956)
General outpatient visits−588 244 (−598 851 to −577 344)−1 329 975 (−1 351 653 to −1 308 792)−1562 072 (−1 582 054 to −1 544 019)−3 480 292 (−3 510 820 to −3 449 676)
  • *The estimated loss of patient visits was computed as the differences between the predicted numbers of patient visits with and without the COVID-19 pandemic. The negative values indicate the loss of patient visits during COVID-19 pandemic.