07 April 2020 – Measures to be introduced by Ghanaian President to support health workers

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Overview: The President met with the leadership of the Ghana Medical Association. He informed them of a directive to provide bus services for all health workers who don’t have their own private transportation and the commitment to paying allowances for contact tracing. He thanked them and all health workers for their support.
Full details here: http://presidency.gov.gh/index.php/briefing-room/news-style-2/1558-we-appreciate-you-very-much-president-akufo-addo-to-health-workers?fbclid=IwAR2arjr6lZpCec1MZkfTYpMl9D2FfnokP436TdD52v3nzrXOPx57fwctUvA

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: some health personnel do not have their personal vehicles and commute to work via public transport which is not timely and crowded sometimes therefore affecting their punctuality and exposing them to risk