With large-scale investments in infrastructure, expanding insurance coverage, and an increasing role for private investors, Ghana’s health care sector is evolving rapidly. The country has done well in addressing pressing health care issues over the past few decades, though there is still work to be done on areas including communicable diseases, infant care and maternal health. However, the growing incidence of non-communicable diseases presents a new range of challenges. With government…
Health & Education
From The Report: Ghana 2017
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A growing population, expanding job opportunities in a dynamic economy, and funding and support from a range of sources are driving the expansion of Ghana’s education sector. The system is a mix of public and private provisions, and in the past decades has established a solid base of schooling for the vast majority of Ghanaians. In some areas, at top universities for example, the system rivals the best on the continent. However, there are deficiencies, and the Ghanaian education system has not always kept pace with the economy’s acceleration and diversification in recent years. With this in mind, reform and development of the sector has become a priority, an undertaking in which both foreign and private partners are playing key roles.
This chapter contains an interview with Nathaniel Otoo, Acting CEO, National Health Insurance Authority.