Too many Ghanaians die, needlessly. Currently, access to good quality health care is poor and too expensive. We are also faced with the scourge of fake medicines entering our markets and further complicating our health challenges.
Our focus will be to implement policies that will ensure nationwide access to basic primary and quality healthcare delivery, and in partnership with the private sector. Additionally we need to solve the problem of inadequate first class facilities and health personnel. Some of our policy initiatives will include the following:
Public health and sanitation to refocus on tackling the causes of this and significantly reducing the impact of malaria. Health Financing to encourage other health insurance schemes and private sector participation in financing health access. Maternal and Child Morbidity and Mortality to implement the original Kufuor policy of free maternal healthcare and free healthcare for less than 18 years old under the NHIS.
Mental Health to pay more attention to mental health and help people with mental diseases to return to good health and contribute to society. Community Nursing and Health to ensure that every deprived community have a Community Nurse. These Nurses, with a small and basic surgery, will be responsible for primary healthcare in the beneficiary community.