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Presentation on Data disclosure in Ghana during the MeTA countries sharing meeting. London. December 2009.

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  • Title of presentation 15/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 15/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 15/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 15/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 15/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 15/01/10 MeTA

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  • 1. Mr. Samuel Boateng Ag. Chief Director Ministry of Health (MoH) Data Disclosure in GHANA MeTA 15/01/10
  • 2. Type of data being collected
    • Sentinel studies to assess drug quality to assess the extent of counterfeits.
    • Primary and secondary data collection and analysis of National Health Insurance Authority to understand and scrutinize rational use of medicines in health facilities and provide decision support on sustainability.
    • Data disclosure survey to describe the current disclosure status of information in the medicine registration and quality assurance, availability, pricing, and policies and practices concerning the promotion of medicines.
    • Pharmaceutical sector scan focusing on contextual information on the medicines supply chain, access, price, affordability, and rational use of medicines.
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  • 3. Overview of disclosure process and engagement of stakeholders 
    • How is/ will the data being disclosed?
      • National forum
      • Website www.metatghana.org
      • Mass print and electronic media
      • Civil Society advocacy campaigns
    • Are the stakeholders involved? How?
      • Yes as part of the Governing Council who discuss the plans and strategies of the disclosure process
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  • 4. Challenges & lessons Learned
    • Brief overview of the main challenges
      • Right Information Bill yet to be passed into legislation
      • Culture of non-disclosure despite existing policy
      • Dealing with sensitivities of various interest groups
      • Mistrust among stakeholders
      • Low literacy among the population
      • Dormant consumer groups
    • What are the lessons learned so far?
      • Multi-stakeholder involvement helping to break barriers
      • Good to have the right people connected and committed
      • Transparency & Accountability in the engagement process is vital for the success of MeTA
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  • 5. Type of support needed
    • Technical support in preparation of dissemination materials
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  • 6. Thank you!
    • Mr. Samuel Boateng
    • Governing Council Member
    • [email_address]
    • 0023321 666537
    • www.moh.gov.gh
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