International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Demand for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Ghana
Naasegnibe Kuunibe, Paul Bata Domanban

The acceptance of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) by many countries, including Ghana, into the formal component of healthcare delivery system has been slow, even though the system could contribute towards accessible healthcare.An analysis of the consumption pattern of CAM among people could assist policy in terms of what specific type of CAM could be useful as far as consumer preference is concern. The study found that, households in the low income brackets, as well as people with low levels of education use CAM more. Also most costs variables were found to be significant determinants of CAM use. Given these findings, it is recommended that orthodox healthcare be made more accessible since demand for CAM is low and restricted largely to the poor and illiterates.

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