There is a demonstrated relationship between health and development. Health status, as measured by factors such as life expectancy, infant mortality, crude death rate, fertility, and net child nutritional status of the population, is closely linked to the welfare and development of the nation. For this reason, the importance of prioritizing healthcare as a means of attaining development cannot be overstated.
The publication of this book has been inspired by Ghana’s status as an emerging oil economy. It draws on lessons from other oil economies and tries to show how Ghana’s oil find can be turned into an opportunity for development.