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Living conditions and social determinants of healthcare inequities affecting female migrants in Ghana
- Owusu, Lucy, Yeboah, Thomas
- GeoJournal 2018 v.83 no.5 pp. 1005-1017
- females, health services, issues and policy, Ghana
- This paper is concerned with the living situation of female migrants in Ghana. We draw on the available research literature to examine the living conditions of female migrants paying special attention to the underlying interrelated factors impacting on their accessibility and utilization of orthodox healthcare. While a plethora of interconnected economic, social, cultural and institutional elements are key factors influencing the living conditions particularly, healthcare access and utilization, policy efforts undertaken to address the situation seem to focus only on the economic dimension. Three broad initiatives requiring active participation of multi-sectoral actors are outlined in efforts towards improving the situation.