Though progress has been made, Ghana’s health indicators reveal that there are still numerous gaps in Ghana’s health system. This means urgent and bold action need to be implemented to ensure the availability and accessibility of healthcare to a lot more people, especially those in underserved and hard-to-reach communities in different parts of the country. The gender dimensions of the provision of healthcare and differential access must be prioritized. To realize UHC, it is critical to explore how gender and intersectionality impact access and uptake of services for these underserved, especially, those in hard-to-reach communities.
Since Ghana participated in a critical gathering of UHC stakeholders in September, 2023 at the UN, the country must show greater political leadership and move from commitment to action. CSOs in Ghana, during the Ghana UHC Forum, as a prelude, to the UN HLM on UHC, highlighted gaps in Ghana’s roadmap to UHC and proposed recommendations to facilitate the action drive and move from commitment to action.
Click here to read our full statement on our perspective on Ghana’s markers of progress toward UHC by 2030.