INVEST GHANA HEALTH
Ghana with a population of 25m is definitely not a big investment destination by global standards but with such vast natural resources as gold, cocoa and recently oil, and its democratic and peaceful nature among a long pool of West Africa with a population of 300million and over, the country is certainly every investor’s first choice. But its human development index at 135 among 187 countries globally that is nothing to be proud of when it comes to investment in healthcare.
Ghana fundamentally has a much uncoordinated investment policies with the health sector completely seen as a responsibility to government only. The World Bank recent revelation by the world by that the private sector is infact the leader in healthcare delivery, government has completely failed to provide the regulation to stimulate investment in health sector.
Apart from a few medical professions a vast majority of healthcare professionals are unregulated thereby posing a high risk to investors. The key to attract investor to any economy is a well regulated environment that protects consumers and inspires confidence from investors. The recently launched private public partnership document by government is indeed welcome news but each sector to the economy has to customize it to suit their own environment.
This is the reason for our extremely important mutual collaboration with the Allied Health Task Force which will eventually become the regulating agencies for all allied health professionals and practice in Ghana.
Some of the professions to be regulated are:
- Radiograph including ultrasound
- Medical Laboratory
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Medical Physics
- Clinical psychology
This two days summit which will be an annual event will also travel to major industrial countries to attract investment into Ghana and Africa as a whole.