Ghana

Our work

iDSI, under the leadership of Ghana’s Ministry of Health, has been working with a variety of Ghanaian entities for several years. Our work focuses on providing direct technical assistance and capacity building for health technology assessments (HTA) to support government decision-making capacity as Ghana moves away from development assistance.  Currently, we are working on the cost-effective management of hypertension in Ghana – an issue which affects a significant proportion of the population.

Interested in Ghana’s progress towards UHC? View our timeline published in September 2018.

Want to know more about our HTA work in Ghana? View slides from a special lecture delivered in June 2018.

Improving healthcare spending

Who we work with

Our work on the cost-effective management of hypertension is a collaboration between GHD, the University of Southampton HTA Centre and the Ghanaian Technical Working Group on the first HTA in the country.
Our partnerships include the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), the Chief Pharmacist’s office at the Ministry of Health and the National Drugs Programme.

Academic partnerships

Other collaborations extend to the academic sector, with the University of Ghana School of Public Health in Accra, and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.