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Volume 6 Issue 2
Ghana's Public Health Act, AI algorithms and Vaccine Distribution in Ghana
|Alfred Addy, Shadrach Asamoah-Atakorah, George Benneh Mensah, Samuel William Doodo, Rebecca Asamoah-Atakorah
|Objective: This paper examines the adequacy of Ghana’s Public Health Act 2012 for governing rising use of algorithmic systems like AI in automating vaccine distribution.
Method: Employing the structured CREAC legal reasoning framework, it systematically analyses current statutory flexibility, rights safeguards and accountability provisions in the Act to balance technological innovation against risks of automated opacity, bias and exclusion errors.
Results: While the legislation provides ample principles-based scope for administrative pilots and controlled deployment of AI coordination tools to improve immunization equity, reliance on 20th century assumptions of technological neutrality means significant gaps in addressing unique socio-ethical hazards of autonomous predictive analytics.
Contributions: First structured application of legal study methodology to contemporize public health law assessments for coming healthcare automation advances, yielding actionable policy upgrades. Advances interdisciplinary discourse on ethical technological transformation of vital services.
Significance: Anchored in legal realities and public access imperatives of a developing country, declines facile overhaul recommendations, favoring participative, evidence-led amendments upholding innovation incentives within updated rights regimes. Socially-grounded contribution bridging theory with practice in governance discourse.
Sets agenda for anticipatory, democratic legal regimes upholding reliable and unbiased AI assistance in equitable healthcare access.
|Public health law, Vaccine distribution, Artificial intelligence, Algorithmic accountability, CREAC analysis
|Sociology > Administration / Law / Management
|Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024
|Ghana's Public Health Act, AI algorithms and Vaccine Distribution in Ghana - Alfred Addy, Shadrach Asamoah-Atakorah, George Benneh Mensah, Samuel William Doodo, Rebecca Asamoah-Atakorah - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i01.12144
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