Date of Award
TPG Capstone Project (Taught Postgraduate Project)
Sociology and Social Policy
Prof. Arat GIZEM
This study investigates the effect of public health expenditure and health outcomes in Nigeria and Ghana, captured by infant, maternal, malaria and HIV/AIDS mortality. It also uses the health expenditure commitment at the 1999 United Nations general assembly and the Abuja Declaration of 2000 to examine the role of public policy in this relationship. A linear regression analysis was conducted to examine the relationship and effect of public health expenditure on health outcomes in Nigeria and Ghana. Although the findings disclosed a low public health expenditure in both countries, the Ghanaian case revealed a negative relationship, which was primarily insignificant, whilst Nigeria indicated a positive one. I conclude that an increment in public health expenditure in both countries is necessary to improve health outcomes whilst bringing to light that GDP, school enrolment and residing in urban areas enhance health outcomes.
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Oladosu, A. O. (2020). Public health expenditure and health outcomes in Nigeria and Ghana: The role of public policy (TPG Capstone Project, Lingnan University, Hong Kong). Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/soc605_stdwork/4