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Spotlight on Africa Health

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With Africa’s economies and health systems beginning to recover from the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, the region’s focus must once again return to meeting the healthcare goals and standards set out in the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals. These include improving maternal care, reducing child mortality rates, and achieving continent-wide UHC coverage. 

Similarly, to achieve the SDG goals to which African nations have committed – especially Goal 3, which envisions UHC, good health and well-being across all ages by 2030 – Africa will have to prioritise the accessibility, quality and resilience of its healthcare systems going forward. Despite bearing 25 per cent of the global disease burden, Africa is served by only two per cent of the world’s healthcare professionals.

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