Analysis within the Space of Malaria Reported from College of Expertise Sydney (Data of Ghanaian girls about whether or not malaria therapy is roofed by state medical insurance: A multi-level regression evaluation of nationwide knowledge): Mosquito-Borne Illnesses – Malaria
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December 23, 2021 (NewsRx) – By a news reporter-staff-news editor at Health & Medicine Business Daily – A new study on malaria is now available. According to a news coverage by NewsRx journalists from the University of Technology Sydney, the research found, “To prevent malaria and other health costs and improve health care utilization, the Ghanaian government introduced the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2005 for a lack of empirical evidence Evidence to the knowledge of Ghanaian women as to whether or not malaria treatment is covered by NHIS. The current study therefore examined factors related to knowledge of malaria treatment with the NHIS in women aged 15 to 49 in Ghana. “
Our news reporters received a quote from the University of Technology Sydney study: “The study is a secondary analysis of data from women surveyed in the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey. A total of 2,560 women took part in this study. The descriptive calculation of the weighted proportion of women who knew that malaria was covered by NHIS was performed with a 95% confidence interval (CI). A multi-level logistic regression analysis was carried out with Stata’s MLwinN package version 3.05. We declared significance with 5% alpha. The results of the models were reported as adjusted odds ratios (aOR) and credible intervals (CrIs). Overall, 81.0% of the Ghanaian women included in the study knew that NHIS covered malaria treatment. Women aged 45-49 were more likely to know that NHIS covers malaria compared to the 15-19 age category [aOR=1.5;95%crl=1.2-2.1]. Women with higher education (post-secondary) had a higher chance of knowing that NHIS covers malaria treatment compared to women with no formal education [aOR=1.6;95%Crl=1.2-2.0]. The richest women were more likely to know that NHIS covers malaria treatment than the poorest women [aOR=1.3;95%Crl=1.2-1.7]. Women who subscribed to NHIS were more likely to report that NHIS covers malaria treatment [aOR=1.5;95%Crl=1.2-1.8]. The study found that the variance in a woman’s tendency to become aware that NHIS covers malaria treatment is due to 10.8% community-level factors. “
According to the news editors, the research concluded, “This study has shown that factors at the individual, community and regional levels influence women’s knowledge of whether or not NHIS covers malaria treatment. Since knowing that malaria treatment is covered by the NHIS can increase the use of malaria prevention and treatment services in health care facilities, we recommend that the Ghana Health Service step up community-level education and awareness-raising efforts aimed at women who are currently at a low level of consciousness. “
For more information on this study, see: How Ghanaian Women Know Whether State Health Insurance Covered Malaria Treatment: A Tiered Regression Analysis Of National Data. BMC Public Health, 2021, 21 (1): 1-9. (BMC Public Health – http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com). BMC Public Health is published by BMC.
A free version of this journal article is available at https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12290-7.
Our news journalists report that you can get more information by contacting Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney. Other authors for this research include Linus Baatiema, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Jerry Paul Ninnoni, John Kuumuori Ganle.
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