Migrant female head porters' enrolment in and utilisation and renewal of the National Health Insurance Scheme in Kumasi, Ghana.

Citation data:

Zeitschrift fur Gesundheitswissenschaften = Journal of public health, ISSN: 2198-1833, Vol: 25, Issue: 6, Page: 625-634

Publication Year:
2017
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Repository URL:
https://works.bepress.com/rgyasi/23; http://commons.ln.edu.hk/sw_master/6009
PMID:
29177126
DOI:
10.1007/s10389-017-0832-1
Author(s):
Boateng, Simon; Amoako, Prince; Poku, Adjoa Afriyie; Baabereyir, Anthony; Gyasi, Razak Mohammed
Publisher(s):
Springer Nature; Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Tags:
Medicine; National Health Insurance Scheme; Migrant female head porters; Enrolment; Ethnic minorities; Utilisation; Renewal; Health Policy; Public Health
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article description
As a social protection policy, Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) aims to improve access to healthcare, especially for the vulnerable. Migrant female head porters (), who are part of the informal economic workforce, are underscored as an ethnic minority and vulnerable group in Ghana. This study aimed to analyse the factors associated with enrolment in and renewal and utilisation of the NHIS among migrant female head porters in the Kumasi Metropolis.