Health Sector in Ghana Research Proposal by write123

Health Sector in Ghana
This paper provides a research proposal for an extended security and privacy model for the health sector in Ghana.
# 105786 | 5,339 words | 23 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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In this article, the writer notes that many developing countries around the world are faced with the dual-edged sword of a "brain-drain" of their healthcare professionals who seek better economic opportunities in other countries as well as healthcare infrastructures that require substantive improvements to bring them up to date. The writer points out that the Republic of Ghana is faced with this precise set of circumstances as it struggles to overcome the historic legacy of colonialism and the same economic and social developmental issues that have confronted many sub-Saharan African nations in recent years. One technique that has proven effective in recent years in facilitating the delivery of quality healthcare services to a wide range of consumers is the use of so-called "smart cards." The purpose of the proposed study is to consider the introduction of so-called smart cards in public and private health service delivery in the Republic of Ghana today. To this end, a critical review of the relevant peer-reviewed and scholarly literature is presented, followed by a summary of the research in the conclusion.

Statement of the Problem
Purpose of Study
Importance of Study
Scope of Study
Rationale of Study
Overview of Study
Preliminary Review of the Literature
Background and Overview
Healthcare Issues Confronting Developing Nations Today
Smart Cards and Healthcare Delivery
Privacy Considerations

From the Paper:

"Many developing nations are faced with some enormous challenges and obstacles to development, particularly when it comes to the delivery of effective healthcare services. For instance, healthcare professionals have long emigrated from developing to developed countries in search of better professional and personal opportunities; in recent years, though, this trend has become even more pronounced. Chronic shortages of nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare practitioners around the world have fueled the migration from less affluent to more affluent countries, but also between poor countries and between wealthy ones as well. As a result, there is a growing global labor market for all types of professionals in health care today. Moreover, the globalization of the health-care labor market has had a profound effect on the ability of many national health-care systems to deliver vital services to their citizens. The most dramatic impact is being felt in the least developed nations, where there has been a tremendous increase in emigration."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Alpert, S. (1993). Smart cards, smarter policy: Medical records, privacy, and health care reform. The Hastings Center Report, 23(6), 13.
  • Arthur, K. (2005, November). Ghana: Once bitten, twice shy. New African, 445, 24.
  • BoG to introduce smart card. (2007). We the People Will Not Be [Online]. Available: readmore=75.
  • Brown, P. (2003). The health service brain drain: What are the options for change?, in Immunization Focus (Geneva), Oct., pp. 6-8.
  • Buchan, J., & Dovlo, D. (2004). International recruitment of health workers to the UK: A report for DFID. London, Dept. for International Development, DFID Health Systems Resource Centre, Feb.

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Health Sector in Ghana (2008, July 17) Retrieved February 22, 2024, from

MLA Format

"Health Sector in Ghana" 17 July 2008. Web. 22 February. 2024. <>