Domestic Health Financing

Health financing refers to the “function of a health system concerned with the mobilization, accumulation and allocation of money to cover the health needs of the people, individually and collectively, in the health system… the purpose of health financing is to make funding available, as well as to set the right financial incentives to providers, to ensure that all individuals have access to effective public health and personal health care.” (WHO, 2000)

Universal Health Coverage

UHC means that all individuals and communities receive the health services that they need without suffering financial hardship. It includes the full spectrum of essential, quality health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and pallative care. UHC related policies relate to actions linked with Health Systems that include coverage, elimination of out-of-pocket expenses, etc.

Budget Advocacy

Budget Advocacy” is a strategic approach to influence governments’ budget choices, aimed at achieving clear and specific outcomes—e.g., healthier people, less poverty, or improved governance. Effective advocacy will build toward attaining them with smaller concrete steps, such as increased budget allocations and more solid oversight of how funds are spent.

Health Policies, Strategic Plans, and Related Documents

We have collected and compiled documents, reports, statistics and information we know CSOs need when conducting research or trying to gather supporting information when advocating for more resources around Universal Health Coverage, Domestic Health Financing, and Budget Advocacy. Below you will find links to documents for your use, download or preview. Should you need a specific document, report, statistics or information; please don’t hestiate to contact us directly. 


Health Policies, Strategic Plans & Related Documents

Please find below information on Health Policies, Strategic Plans & Related Documents that relate to health or information useful for those working, volunteering or interested in health. We intend to serve as a comprehensive resource for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Citizens, Students, and Individuals seeking information and guidance on various health policies, strategic plans, and related documents. We have included a wide range of materials, including white papers, research studies, government reports, and expert analyses, covering topics such as Domestic Health financing, Universal Health Care, and Public Health Initiatives. We want this site to become an invaluable tool for staying informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in health policy and planning in Ghana.

2019-2022 Ghana MoH Medium Term Expenditure Framework MTEF

2020 Ghana National Health Policy

2021 Ghana Health Summit – Health Summit Highlights

2021 Ghana Health Summit – Human Resource for Health

2021 Ghana Health Summit – Lessons from COVID-19 Response in Building Resilient Systems

2021 Ghana Health Summit – Optimizing health financing to respond to emergencies and transition

 Ghana MoH – Client Service Charter

Ghana Roadmap for Attaining Universal Health Coverage

2022 Health Summit – 2022-2025 Health Information Systems Strategic Plan

 2022 Health Summit – Health Data Governance for UHC

2022 Health Summit – Health Data Infrastructure Architecture and Interoperability

2022 Health Summit – Key Takeaways from Health Summit

 2022 Health Summit – Regional Perspective on Health Information Systems

2022 Health Summit – Report on the 2021 Holistic Assessment of the Health Sector

2022 Ghana Health Summit – Agenda

2022 Health Summit – Capacity of the Health System to Generate Manage and Use Data

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