The Medical System in Ghana

  title={The Medical System in Ghana},
  author={Frank W. Drislane and Albert Akpalu and Harry H.J. Wegdam},
  booktitle={The Yale journal of biology and medicine},
Ghana is a developing country in West Africa with a population of about 25 million. Medical illnesses in Ghana overlap with those in developed countries, but infection, trauma, and women's health problems are much more prominent. Medical practice in rural Africa faces extremely limited resources, a multiplicity of languages (hundreds in Ghana), and presentation of severe illnesses at later stages than seen elsewhere. Despite these limitations, Ghana has established a relatively successful… CONTINUE READING