Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme: Ensuring Access to Malaria Services with Financial Protection

Resource Type: Brief
Authors: Cheryl Cashin
Published: May 2016

Resource Description:

Malaria is a major cause of disease burden and poverty in Ghana  and is the number one cause of morbidity and mortality of children under 5, making universal access to appropriate interventions for all populations at risk of malaria in Ghana a key health sector goal. Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) provides access to essential health services with financial protection for a large and growing share of the country’s population.

Any efforts to expand access to malaria interventions in Ghana go hand in hand with efforts to strengthen the NHIS, ensuring its sustainability, increasing population coverage, and improving its capacity to strategically purchase health interventions, goods, and services on behalf of the enrolled population.



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