The Future of African Healthcare

Healthcare systems across Africa are underfunded and understaffed. But clinicians and politicians are campaigning to secure more funds, improve medical training, widen access to vaccines, tackle counterfeit drugs and develop more affordable medicines

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More effort is needed to prevent the outflow of local clinical talent

Good health enables people to learn and earn, to start businesses and to thrive

Technology is helping to thwart the distribution of sham drugs in poorly regulated markets across the continent

Private sector can help overstretched state facilities but experts warn of vested interests

21st century technology is helping close gaps in curing disease

Leaders who seek treatment abroad should support ventures for all

Local pioneers are working to right an imbalance in how drugs are developed