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Economic Burden of Malaria in Ghana
WHO Ghana) and Dr. Tuoyo Okorosobo (WHO Regional Office for Africa) for their suggestions and comments which greatly improved this study. Our gratitude also goes to the officials of the MalariaExpand
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Refusal to enrol in Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme: is affordability the problem?
BackgroundAccess to health insurance is expected to have positive effect in improving access to healthcare and offer financial risk protection to households. Ghana began the implementation of aExpand
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Evaluation of alternative school feeding models on nutrition, education, agriculture and other social outcomes in Ghana: rationale, randomised design and baseline data
Background‘Home-grown’ school feeding programmes are complex interventions with the potential to link the increased demand for school feeding goods and services to community-based stakeholders,Expand
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Does the National Health Insurance Scheme provide financial protection to households in Ghana?
BackgroundExcessive healthcare payments can impede access to health services and also disrupt the welfare of households with no financial protection. Health insurance is expected to offer financialExpand
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Patient Satisfaction with Primary Health Care – A Comparison between the Insured and Non-Insured under the National Health Insurance Policy in Ghana
Ghana has initiated various health sector reforms over the past decades aimed at strengthening institutions, improving the overall health system and increasing access to healthcare services by allExpand
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Treatment-Seeking Behaviour and Social Health Insurance in Africa: The Case of Ghana Under the National Health Insurance Scheme
Health insurance is attracting more and more attention as a means for improving health care utilization and protecting households against impoverishment from out-of-pocket expenditures. CurrentlyExpand
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Does capitation payment under national health insurance affect subscribers’ trust in their primary care provider? a cross-sectional survey of insurance subscribers in Ghana
BackgroundGhana introduced capitation payment for primary care in 2012 with the view to containing escalating claims expenditure. This shift in provider payment method raised issues about itsExpand
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Enrolment of older people in social health protection programs in West Africa--does social exclusion play a part?
Although the population of older people in Africa is increasing, and older people are becoming increasingly vulnerable due to urbanisation, breakdown of family structures and rising healthcare costs,Expand
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Malaria care seeking behavior of individuals in Ghana under the NHIS: Are we back to the use of informal care?
BackgroundMalaria is Ghana's most endemic disease; occurring across most parts of the country with a significant impact on individuals and the health system as whole. Treatment seeking for malariaExpand
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Equitable access to health insurance for socially excluded children? The case of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Ghana.
To help reduce child mortality and reach universal health coverage, Ghana extended free membership of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to children (under-18s) in 2008. However, despite theExpand
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