"Today, Africa has the poorest healthcare system in the world: 8 out of the 10 countries with the worst healthcare in the world are from Africa. Simultaneously, Africa is burdened with nearly a quarter of all global disease cases - but only receives 1% of global health expenditure.
Old healthcare systems and lack of necessary health infrastructure have facilitated medical tourism. For example, 5000 Nigerians leave the country every month to seek treatment in other countries. This also means that $1.2 billion is spent on medical tourism every year.
Apart from an absolute lack of funding, distribution is an issue: the national health scheme is inefficient, disconnecting the low and middle-class earners from accessing expensive healthcare provided by private health-institutions."
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