n AfricaGrowth Agenda - Trends in health care reforms and outcomes in Ghana

Volume 2014, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1811-5187


Over the past decade, a number of attempts have been initiated in the health sector to give Ghanaians sound minds in healthy bodies. These reforms, albeit ongoing, have resulted in mixed health outcomes: decline in maternal and infant mortality rates, near elimination of polio, guinea worm and buruli ulcers alongside widening inequities and increasing doctor-patient ratios. To date, there has not been any serious analysis of the reforms. This article examines some aspects of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Ghana and its impact on health outcomes. A comparative analysis of outcomes and targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is presented. Moreover, we chart a path for future policy direction and argue for a pragmatic approach, both at the state and individual level to dealing with the multiplicity of health and health related problems bedevilling the country.

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