Data disclosure in Ghana

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Presentation by Mr. Samuel Boateng, Ag. Chief Director, Ministry of Health (MoH), Ghana during the MeTA countries sharing meeting in London 2009.

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  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA
  • Title of presentation 18/01/10 MeTA
  • Data disclosure in Ghana

    1. 1. Mr. Samuel Boateng Ag. Chief Director Ministry of Health (MoH) Data Disclosure in GHANA MeTA 18/01/10
    2. 2. Type of data being collected <ul><li>Sentinel studies to assess drug quality to assess the extent of counterfeits. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmaceutical sector scan focusing on contextual information on the medicines supply chain, access, price, affordability, and rational use of medicines. </li></ul>18/01/10 MeTA
    3. 3. Overview of disclosure process and engagement of stakeholders  <ul><li>How is/ will the data being disclosed? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website www.metatghana.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mass print and electronic media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil Society advocacy campaigns </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Are the stakeholders involved? How? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes as part of the Governing Council who discuss the plans and strategies of the disclosure process </li></ul></ul>18/01/10 MeTA
    4. 4. Challenges & lessons Learned <ul><li>Brief overview of the main challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Right Information Bill yet to be passed into legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture of non-disclosure despite existing policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dealing with sensitivities of various interest groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mistrust among stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low literacy among the population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dormant consumer groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are the lessons learned so far? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-stakeholder involvement helping to break barriers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good to have the right people connected and committed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparency & Accountability in the engagement process is vital for the success of MeTA </li></ul></ul>18/01/10 MeTA
    5. 5. Type of support needed <ul><li>Technical support in preparation of dissemination materials </li></ul>18/01/10 MeTA
    6. 6. Thank you! <ul><li>Mr. Samuel Boateng </li></ul><ul><li>Governing Council Member </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>0023321 666537 </li></ul><ul><li>www.moh.gov.gh </li></ul>18/01/10 MeTA

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