Quality of health care, survival and health outcomes in Ghana.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This paper analyzes the effect of quality and accessibility of health services and other public infrastructure on the health of children in Ghana. We focus on child survival, child height and weight using data from the Ghana Living Standards Survey. The results suggest an important role for public health policy in eliminating the rural-urban disparities in health status and particularly in improving the health status of rural children and reducing their mortality rates. Increased availability of birth services and other related child programs, as well as Improved water and sanitation infrastructure would have an immediate payoff.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lavy, V; Strauss, J; Thomas, D; de Vreyer, P

Published Date

  • June 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 333 - 357

PubMed ID

  • 10159445

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-1646

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0167-6296

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0167-6296(95)00021-6


  • eng