Category: Ghana

Covid & Cities Blog – 6th in the Series: What role did local governments in Accra play in the response to Covid-19?

Nana Efua E. Afun & Lauren J. Wallace Image shows COVID-19 community education and sensitization with elders in Ashaiman municipality, Greater Accra.   Background In Ghana, there are clear structures for the management of public health emergencies at all levels of government. There is a particular emphasis on coordination and communication between the various levels…


Covid & Cities Blog – 5th in the Series: Even in a pandemic, health is political as well as technical: Alleviating the burden of COVID-19 on vulnerable urban populations in Ghana

Lauren J. Wallace & Ivy Akushika Agbenu Image shows COVID-19 Sensitization at a Taxi Station in Ashaiman Municipality, Greater Accra, jointly led by the Municipal Health Management Team and Development Partners   Background The COVID-19 pandemic has once again brought renewed attention to the importance of understanding how politics shapes responses to health challenges. Government decisions…


Covid & Cities Blog – 2nd in the series

Role of the private sector in COVID-19 response in urban areas: Lessons from Ghana, Nepal, Nigeria and Bangladesh. by Helen Elsey The 17th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) was held on 6-8 July 2021. A key theme of the conference was urban governance and public health systems in the time of COVID-19. CHORUS –…