Successful and peaceful elections on Ghana

On January 5, 2009, in Ghana, politics, by Karen Grepin

It took two rounds – three in one district – but Ghana has finally elected a new president. John Atta Mills, of the opposition NDC party, has won the presidential election taking over from the NPP. For a few days last week it looked as though the election may lead to violence after the run off was left unsettled for an additional week, but after the final district voted last Friday, Nana Akufo-Addo gracefully conceded to his opponent.

While I am very happy about this outcome, I am left wondering: What does this mean for health in Ghana? The NPP has implemented a number of very important health reforms in recent years, including National Health Insurance. Will the new government continue to support these innovative reforms? What new programs will they implement?

You can read more about the election outcome here.

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