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Advancing the Human Right to Health$
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José M. Zuniga, Stephen P. Marks, and Lawrence O. Gostin

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199661619

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.001.0001

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The right to health in Ghana: healthcare, human rights, and politics

The right to health in Ghana: healthcare, human rights, and politics

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(p.101) Chapter 7 The right to health in Ghana: healthcare, human rights, and politics
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Advancing the Human Right to Health
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Raymond A. Atuguba

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.003.0007

This chapter explores the health financing issues that ultimately led to the development of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme, a key development in its progressive realization of the right to health. It begins with an overview of Ghana’s health indicators. It then discusses Ghana’s human rights laws and accountability frameworks; right to health in Ghana; and financing, access, and the quality of healthcare services.

Keywords:   health financing, healthcare, right to health, public health, health policy, national health insurance scheme, human rights law

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