Demand For Private Healthcare in Ghana: The Investment Opportunities as  Middle Class Rises - Goodman AMC's Blog

According To Ghana Statistical services;

Household members were asked about their general health condition in the two weeks preceding the interview. Fifteen percent of the population were ill or suffered a form of injury during the  reference period, and 47.3 percent of these persons had to stop their usual activity. Among the persons who were ill or suffered a form of injury during the reference period, 45.3
percent consulted a health practitioner for remedy. In relation to health expenditure, these persons spent on average of GH¢15.12 for consultation as an out-patient, GH¢66.03 for
diagnoses which includes laboratory test, and GH¢36.94 for x-ray, while for those who cannot split their expenses an overall average of GH¢114.18 was spent.
The numerous health insurance programmes in the country have registered 77.7 percent of the population, however only 51.7 are covered. Specifically, the National Insurance Scheme
(NHIS) have registered 77.0 percent out of which only 44.9 percent are covered. The urban-rural difference for NHIS is wider for coverage (urban, 50.1%; rural 39.5%) than registration
(urban, 78.7%; rural, 75.3%).
On maternal and child health, the survey reveals that 66.9 percent of women between the ages of 15 to 49 have ever been pregnant, and of these 71.8 percent are in rural areas while
only 63 percent are in urban areas. Also 15.3 percent women in this age category were pregnant within the 12-months preceding the survey, while 4.9 percent were still pregnant at
the time of the survey. About 91 percent of women who were pregnant in the 12-months preceding the survey or were pregnant at the time of the survey received antenatal care. On
the use of family planning methods, whereas 18.1 percent of women aged 15-49 years or their partners used modern methods of family planning to avoid pregnancy, limit or space
births, only 7 percent used the traditional method. On the contrary as much as 75 percent of women or their partners never used any method of family planning. On child health, the
results revealed that vaccination coverage is generally high, however, about 2.2 percent of children under 5 years in Ghana had never received a vaccine.



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