150+
Exihibitors

5000+
Visitors

10 Countries
Participating

About WAPHC Show

WAPHC Show is an International Medical Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Industry trade fair in Ghana. The event will bring together the manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers and distributors of the medical diagnostic pharmaceutical industry, hospitals and influential decision-makers in the West African region in Ghana. Read More..

150+
Exhibitors

5000+
Visitors

3000sqm
Area

10 Countries

Prefixed Meeitngs


Conferences

Market Scenario

Ghana has a population close to 29Mn in 2017, in which major population reside in Ashanti, Northern and Greater Accra region. According to World Bank report of 2017, the health status indicators of Ghanaian population are quite good and getting better over the last decade.
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As per WHO’s – Health Statistics 2015; although Ghana has a lower private per capita healthcare expenditure compared to African average, the government per capita expenditure is higher.
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There are close to 4200 healthcare facilities in Ghana, accounting all its regions, including hospital (267), midwife/ maternity care (328) etc. The largest in number is the private and small clinics that are more than 1000 in numbers.
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The total number of hospital beds in the country is less than 7100$ with less than 1600 healthcare professionals. At the same time about 52% of the hospital beds are only occupied in 2016 and outpatient attendance in the country matches the population.
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On the other hand inpatient admissions touch 1.53Mn in 2016. The major causes of admission is Malaria, followed by Anaemia, hypertension, Pneumonia, UTI etc. This implies that a major percentage of the patients turning out.
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Most of the Ghanaian patients that travel abroad choose India as their primary destination. Some of the reasons they do so is the low costs for medical care and the possibility to access said medical care through large health tourism companies.
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Happenings in the Market

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