Financing health in Africa

Financing health in Africa: the time to reflect is now – Dr Joachim Osur

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to only 12 per cent of the world’s population but accounts for 22 per cent of the total global disease burden and 68 per cent of people living with HIV/Aids. Out of approximately 800 women who die each day worldwide due to pregnancy and childbirth complications, 440 (55 per cent) are in Sub-Saharan Africa. And children born in Africa are 16 times more likely to die before the age of five than those in the developed regions.

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