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World Bank Report: Ghana ranks 14th in doctor-to-patient ratio in sub-Saharan Africa

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The World Bank’s survey from 2015 and 2017 and still valid and applicable indicates that Ghana is 14th in sub-Saharan Africa in terms of doctor to patient ratio.

The report also revealed that Ghana is, however, 4th in the West African sub-region.

The ratio is 1,000 patients to a doctor.

For nurses and midwives, Ghana placed 9th with a thousand patients to a nurse but the number of nurses were more than the doctors.

UHC means that all people in a country receive the quality health services they need, while at the same time ensuring that the use of these services is affordable.

Mauritius was ranked first, followed by Seychelles and South Africa.

In West Africa, Cape Verde is number one but 4th in sub-Sharan Africa, while Guinea Bissau is number two but 10th in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Gambia was the only country ahead of Ghana in West Africa.

South Africa, Mauritius, and Botswana were first, second and third, respectively, in sub-Saharan African countries.

 

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