Universal healthcare in Africa is a necessity for genuine development

A recent conference in South Africa raised issues on whether universal healthcare should be a private or state-driven endeavour. Many of the news stories about African Union (AU) member states focus on the outbreak of infectious diseases, which are a direct result of the legacy of colonialism and neo-colonialism, where the healthcare institutions were deliberately left underdeveloped. A conference held recently in the Republic of South Africa discussed the potential for the building of a universal system for providing medical care in the most industrialised state on the continent. On…

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