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.

Legislation (Acts of Parliament)

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. 

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Legislation (Acts of Parliament)

Please find below information on Legislation and Acts of Parliament which aims to provide our visitors with comprehensive information related to the laws and regulations that govern our society, more specifically around health. Whether you are a Civil Society Organization (CSO), Researcher, Law Student, Legal Professional, or simply a citizen looking to better understand your rights and obligations under these Acts, this information essential to stay informed about the Acts that impact health financing in Ghana. 

Public Health Act,
(Act 851)

National Health Insurance Act, 2012
(Act 852)

Public Financial Management Act, 2016
(Act 921)

COVID-19 Health Recovery Levy Act
(Act 1068)

Appropriations Act, 2021
(Act 1069)

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