The Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme: Assessing Access by Informal Workers

  • Subtitle: WIEGO Policy Brief (Social Protection) No. 9

In 2003 the Ghanaian government introduced, a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) – an, innovative and large scale attempt to extend, social protection to informal workers.

National Health Insurance for Informal Workers in Ghana

Ghana's NHIS may hold important policy lessons for other countries where the informal economy is large and growing, and where informal workers are excluded from formal social protection.


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