AI-Augmented Public Health Administration in sub-Saharan Africa: Addressing Challenges in Ghana’s Cyberlaws Regimes for Smooth and Effective Use

  • George Benneh Mensah
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  • George Benneh Mensah

    Principal Consultant at E-Group Research Consulting Ghana Limited, Ghana

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The research paper on “AI-augmented public health administration in sub-Saharan Africa: addressing challenges in Ghana's cyberlaws regimes for smooth and effective use” highlights the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize public health systems in Ghana. However, it also brings attention to the challenges posed by the Cyberlaws Act (2008) and Act (2012), which hinder the smooth and effective use of AI. To ensure a seamless integration of AI into Ghana's public health system, it is imperative that these challenges are addressed. Firstly, the outdated Cyberlaws Act must be revised to accommodate advancements in technology. The rapid pace at which AI is evolving necessitates a legal framework that can keep up with its capabilities. Secondly, there is a need for increased collaboration between policymakers, healthcare professionals, and technology experts. This collaboration will facilitate an understanding of how AI can be effectively utilized to address public health challenges specific to Ghana. By involving all stakeholders in decision-making processes, we can ensure that AI solutions are tailored to meet local needs. Furthermore, capacity building initiatives should be implemented to equip healthcare professionals with the necessary skills to leverage AI technologies effectively. Training programs should focus on data analytics, machine learning algorithms, and ethical considerations surrounding AI applications in public health administration. In conclusion, addressing the challenges presented by Ghana's Cyberlaws Act (2008) and Act (2012) is crucial for harnessing the full potential of AI in public health administration. By revising legislation, fostering collaboration among stakeholders, and investing in capacity building initiatives for healthcare professionals, we can pave the way for a smooth and effective use of AI in improving public health outcomes across Ghana.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 5, Issue 6, Page 26 - 54


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