• National Health Insurance and Free Maternal Healthcare in Ghana: Responses from Women and Health Workers in Akropong

    Author(s):
    Samuel Adu-Gyamfi (see profile) , Edward Brenya, Gifty Nuako Adjei
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Public Humanities, Science and Technology Studies (STS)
    Subject(s):
    Public health, History, Health--Social aspects, Diseases--Social aspects
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    history of public health, Sociology of health and illness
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/wdk6-t985
    Abstract:
    The government of Ghana from the 1990s has tried a lot of policies to finance healthcare in Ghana. Different policies were introduced by different governments until 2003 when President John Agyekum Kuffour introduced the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The study was carried out to find out the impact of NHIS on maternal healthcare at the Akropong Health Centre. The study adopted the descriptive survey design using the case study approach. In all fifty (50) participants were selected for the study which included health workers as well as expectant and lactating mothers who seek medical attention from the Akropong Health Centre in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Responses were coded and analysed using tables and percentages. The findings point to an increasing or regular access of health care, free drugs, lower cost of healthcare and improved health status of women.
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    Published
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    3 years ago
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