Thought Leadership

While Nigeria stutters…Ghana makes great strides

From AfricaLoft:
Ghana is reportedly one of the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa which have made tremendous progress in reducing infant and maternal deaths. The country has also started a process of integrating traditional medicine in its mainstream healthcare delivery system. In this interview with Chukwuma Muanya of Nigerian Guardian, who was in Ghana recently, Dr. Eddie Addai, Director for Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation in Ghana, explains how Ghana has been able to achieve this feat and speaks on other programmes the country is working on to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on health.

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By Chikwe Ihekweazu

Chikwe Ihekweazu is an epidemiologist and consultant public health physician. He is the Editor of Nigeria Health Watch, and the Managing Partner of EpiAfric (, which provides expertise in public health research and advisory services, health communication and professional development. He previously held leadership roles at the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the UK's Health Protection Agency. Chikwe has undertaken several short term consultancies for the World Health Organisation, mainly in response to major outbreaks. He is a TED Fellow and co-curator of TEDxEuston.

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