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      <JournalTitle>African Journal of Health Economics</JournalTitle>
      <ArticleType>Review &amp; Research</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>Health Outcomes and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa</ArticleTitle>
      <Abstract>Background: Despite the significant efforts aimed at improving economic growth rates in Sub-Saharan Africa, growth seems not to be improving. One factor that seems to be left out in the empirical literature is the nature of health capital in the region. This study thus examines the effect of health outcomes on economic growth in SSA using data from the 2019 World Development Indicators. Methods: The study used the Generalized Method of Moments estimation technique in estimating the model. Data for the study were sourced from the 2019 World Bank’s World Development Indicators for 39 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Findings: The findings indicate that improvement in life expectancy leads to an increase in the growth rate of per capita GDP, while a reduction in mortality rates leads to an improvement in the rate of growth of per capita GDP. Gross capital formation, school enrollment rate, and openness to trade contribute positively to economic growth, whereas the population growth rate serves as a drag on the growth rate of per capita GDP. Conclusion: Given the significance of health outcomes in promoting economic growth, Sub-Saharan Africa countries will benefit from actively investing in health capital with a view to increasing life expectancy and reducing mortality rates. This perhaps can be achieved through effective education of the populace in keeping healthy life practices and deliberate investment in the health sector by governments to make appropriate health care available and accessible. This will ensure sustained growth in the region. There is also the need to manage the population growth rates to reduce the age dependency ratio in order to enhance the economic growth rates.</Abstract>
      <Keywords>Keywords: Mortality, Life Expectancy, Economic growth</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://ajhe.org.in/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=8883&amp;title=Health Outcomes and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa</Abstract>