Kufuor elects for health care at home

On February 29, 2012, in Ghana, by Karen Grepin

It is not uncommon – it is perhaps even the norm – that whenever a former African head of state needs surgery or another health care procedure, they are flown to Paris, or London, or even New York for care. Last week, however, John Kufour, the former president of Ghana bucked the trend and elected to have a spinal procedure at Korle Bu medical center in Ghana.

Kufuor was largely responsible for bringing national health insurance to Ghana so it is particularly notable that he has made this decision. Kudos to him for showing faith and confidence in the excellent medical staff at Korle Bu. Last summer, I visited surgical wards at Korle Bu and was amazed at the level of care provided. I wish President Kufuor a swift recovery and a safe – and very short – trip home.

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17 Responses to “Kufuor elects for health care at home”

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  12. Great post! Health and Human Rights recently published an article by Mariah McGill, entitled “Human rights from the grassroots up: Vermont’s campaign for universal health care,” that you might be interested in checking out. It’s available at http://www.hhrjournal.org/index.php/hhr/article/view/456/722.

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