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Health Equity and Financial Protection in Ghana

ABILITY TO PAY ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTION ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT AGED AMBULATORY CARE ANGINA ANGINA PECTORIS ANTENATAL CARE ARI ARTHRITIS ASTHMA BCG BLOOD TESTS BREAST CANCER BUDGET ALLOCATION BURDEN OF DISEASE CATASTROPHIC EXPENDITURE CERVICAL CANCER CHILD HEALTH CHILDHOOD ILLNESS CITIES CLINICS COMMUNICABLE DISEASES CONDOMS CONTRACEPTION COST OF CARE COUGHING COUNSELING DEATHS DELIVERY OF HEALTH SERVICES DELIVERY SYSTEM DEPRESSION DIABETES DIAGNOSIS DIARRHEA DOCTORS FAMILY PLANNING FEVER FINANCIAL BARRIERS FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCES FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FINANCIAL IMPACT FINANCIAL PROTECTION HEALTH BEHAVIOR HEALTH CARE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY HEALTH CARE EXPENDITURES HEALTH CARE FINANCE HEALTH CARE FINANCING HEALTH CARE PROVIDER HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION HEALTH CARE WORKERS HEALTH CENTERS HEALTH CLINICS HEALTH ECONOMICS HEALTH EXPENDITURE HEALTH EXPENDITURES HEALTH FACILITIES HEALTH FINANCE HEALTH FINANCING HEALTH FINANCING SYSTEM HEALTH INDICATORS HEALTH INDUSTRY HEALTH INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME HEALTH INTERVENTIONS HEALTH ORGANIZATION HEALTH OUTCOME INDICATORS HEALTH OUTCOMES HEALTH POSTS HEALTH SECTOR HEALTH SERVICE HEALTH SERVICE UTILIZATION HEALTH SERVICES HEALTH SPENDING HEALTH STATUS HEALTH SURVEILLANCE HEALTH SURVEYS HEALTH SYSTEM HEALTH SYSTEMS HEALTH WORKERS HEALTHCARE HEALTHCARE SPENDING HIV HIV POSITIVE HOSPITAL BEDS HOSPITAL CARE HOSPITAL INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES HOSPITALS HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE HUMAN RESOURCES HUMAN RIGHTS ILLNESS IMMUNIZATION INCIDENCE ANALYSIS INCOME INCOME COUNTRIES INCOME DISTRIBUTION INCOME GROUPS INEQUALITIES IN HEALTH CARE INFANT MORTALITY INFANT MORTALITY RATE INFORMAL SECTOR INPATIENT ADMISSIONS INPATIENT CARE INSURANCE COVERAGE INSURANCE PREMIUMS INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS LIVING STANDARDS LOW INCOME LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES MALARIA MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH MEASLES MEDICAL CARE MEDICAL TREATMENT MIGRATION MOBILE HEALTH SERVICES MORTALITY MOSQUITO NET NATIONAL HEALTH NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS NURSES NUTRITION OBESITY ORAL REHYDRATION ORAL REHYDRATION SALTS OUTPATIENT CARE OUTPATIENT SERVICES PAP SMEAR PATIENT PATIENTS PAYMENTS FOR HEALTH CARE PHYSICIAN PHYSICIANS POCKET PAYMENTS POISONING POLIO PREGNANT WOMEN PREVALENCE PREVENTIVE CARE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE PRIVATE HOSPITALS PRIVATE INSURANCE PUBLIC HEALTH PUBLIC HEALTH PERSONNEL PUBLIC HOSPITAL PUBLIC HOSPITALS PUBLIC SPENDING RISK FACTORS SCREENING SEXUAL INTERCOURSE SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS SHARE OF HEALTH SPENDING SMOKING SOCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE SOCIAL INSURANCE SOCIAL SECURITY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SYMPTOM SYMPTOMS TB TOBACCO PRODUCTS TUBERCULOSIS UNDER-FIVE MORTALITY VIOLENCE VISITS WORKERS
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Washington, DC
Africa | Ghana
2017-06-13T15:20:18Z | 2017-06-13T15:20:18Z | 2012-05-21

The health equity and financial protection reports are short country-specific volumes that provide a picture of equity and financial protection in the health sectors of low-and middle-income countries. Topics covered include: inequalities in health outcomes, health behavior and health care utilization; benefit incidence analysis; financial protection; and the progressivity of health care financing. Ghana's government is committed to improving equity and financial protection in the health sector. In 2005, the Government of Ghana amended its growth and poverty reduction strategy report to include a new target in the country's development: to reach middle income status by the year 2015 (Republic of Ghana 2005). Ghana's Minister of health has called attention to the role that health plays in economic development and has placed equity in both access and delivery of health services as a top priority for reaching middle income status (Ministry of health 2007). Ghana spends 8.1 per cent (2009) of its gross domestic product (GDP) on health. This is greater than the spending levels in other lower middle-income countries in Africa, which spend an average of 5.8 per cent (2009) of their GDP on health. Ghana provides free health services for certain vulnerable groups, such as children under five, people over 70, and pregnant women. In addition, immunization and services to combat certain communicable diseases are provided free of charge.

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