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|Title: ||The Role of the Private Sector in Health Care Service Provision in Techiman Municipality|
|Authors: ||Mahama, Iddrisu|
|Issue Date: ||24-Feb-2015|
|Abstract: ||This study was conducted to assess the role of the private health sector in the provision of health care services in the Techiman Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region. The study focused on the types of private health facilities in the municipality, the services provided by both public and private facilities, users of the health services, conformity of services provided with national standards and the challenges and prospects of the sector. The study adopted the case study design. Secondary and Primary data were gathered for the study. A sample size of 100 Household Heads was used for the study.
The study revealed that, eleven out of the thirty-five health facilities surveyed in the municipality were privately owned. Five of these are maternity homes, four are private hospitals and two are private Clinics. It was also revealed that the public facilities do not provide major and specialized services due to their nature and level as compared with the private facilities where major, specialized services and professional nurses and midwife training are provided. The study further revealed that Household heads and for that matter users of the health facilities are from all age groups with the majority being youthful and fall within the income group of Gh¢ 100.00 – 299.00. Again, the study revealed that, all the private health facilities in the municipality are registered and supervised by the Ghana Health Service on monthly, quarterly and annual bases as required by the National Health Policy. On the bases of the major findings, the study recommended the need for expansion of the existing health facilities and provision of a district hospital and effective collaboration between the public and private actors to ensure quality service delivery.|
|Description: ||A Thesis submitted to the Department of Planning,
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,
Kumasi, in partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in Development Policy and Planning, 2014|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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