Health & Education

Ghana Health and Education

The introduction of structural health reforms and provision management systems over the past decade has enabled the health sector to more effectively confront its persistent challenges. While many indicators are improving, diseases such as hypertension and diabetes are on the rise. There are also persistent concerns about maternal mortality and human waste disposal. The refined roll-out strategy for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), along with a renewed focus on maternal health, investment in new equipment and overall infrastructural upgrades, demonstrates a positive outlook regarding health coverage and disease prevention for Ghanaians. In education, capacity building and knowledge transfer through new training programmes, private universities and public-private partnerships are a top priority. While the budget is robust, overspending and inefficient allocations still impede optimal growth. Hard infrastructure also remains a key challenge and greater investment from the private sector is part of the government’s strategy.

This chapter contains interviews with Frederik Hsu, Deputy Chairman, NMS Infrastructure; and Mark E Smith, Vice-Chancellor, Lancaster University.

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Interviews & Viewpoints

Sketch of Frederik Hsu, Deputy Chairman, NMS Infrastructure
OBG talks to Frederik Hsu, Deputy Chairman, NMS Infrastructure