ITDP Transport and Health Care – Ghana
Like in most countries of sub-saharan Africa, child mortality, maternal death and HIV/Aids are the main medical health problems in Ghana. Health problems are commonly bigger in rural areas, where nearly 60% of the countries population is living. The data, presented is from both statistical analysis and actual information given in the high level interviews. In view of the Millennium Development Goals, the overall health situation in Ghana reflects the global focus of the health related MDGs.
The country has developed a comprehensive transport policy for regional, district, sub-district and community level of health care. Transport has been identified as an essential resource and vital tool of the delivery of health services. This report looks at the healh problems in Ghana and examines the role tranport currently plays and opportunities for improvement.