Case Study of Ghana

  • Olumurejiwa A. Fatunde
  • Sujata K. Bhatia
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)


This chapter continues the discussion of health technology in the context of the West African nation in Ghana. It begins with an overview of the health system and the technology currently in use. An example is provided of a procedure that can be used to calculate the Medical Technology Score (MTS) for a single health facility or category of facilities in a single country. Ghana’s agricultural sector is a major producer of maize, and soybean is produced on a small scale in the northern part of the country. Ghana may have access to enough corn and soy to support a medical biomaterials industry when intra-regional trade is considered.


Health Facility National Health Insurance Scheme Ideal Inventory Health Care Infrastructure Primary Health Care Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olumurejiwa A. Fatunde
    • 1
  • Sujata K. Bhatia
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Engineering & Applied SciencesHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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