Ghana’s domestic health investments

We worked in collaboration with African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) affiliated researchers from the University of Ghana School of Public Health and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology to conduct analysis on the fiscal implications of transition from Low Income Country (LIC) to Lower-Middle Income Country (LMIC) status in Ghana and Kenya.

In September 2016, at the AfHEA 4th Biennial Scientific Conference in Rabat, Morocco, CIH Commissioner Helen Saxenian joined AfHEA affiliated researchers Genevieve Aryeetey, Justice Nonvignon, and Jacob Novignon to present new analysis that identified specific opportunities for Ghana and Kenya to mobilize domestic resources by improving health sector efficiency, enhancing tax collection efforts, stimulating economic growth, and developing strong public-private partnerships for health. Benjamin Nyakutsey (Head of the Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Department at the Ghana Ministry of Health) offered a Ministry of Health perspective and reflected on how this research collaboration will be used to inform policy decisions in Ghana.

The Grand Convergence and Country Graduation from International Funding Mechanisms: Fiscal Implications for Health in Africa with a Focus on Ghana and Kenya

Helen Saxenian
September 27, 2016
A presentation by Helen Saxenian in Rabat, Morocco at the African Health Economics and Policy Association 4th Biennial Scientific Conference.

Graduation of Ghana and Kenya to Lower-Middle Income Status: Fiscal Implications for Health Financing

Justice Nonvignon, Jacob Novignon, Genevieve C. Aryeetey
September 27, 2016
A presentation by three AfHEA affiliated researchers on the fiscal policy implications and opportunities for domestic resource mobilization in Ghana and Kenya as both countries transition to LMIC status.

Implications for Health Financing Policy in Ghana: Policy Options for Ghana to Achieve a Grand Convergence

Benjamin Nyakutsey
September 27, 2016
A presentation by Ghana Ministry of Health representative Benjamin Nyakutsey in which Mr. Nyakutsey offers a policy response recent fiscal analysis research conducted jointly by the CIH and AfHEA affiliated researchers.