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- UK’s $18.86M investment will support healthcare workers recruitment and retention efforts in Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana.
- Financing is seen as a boost to achieving universal health coverage while bolstering global pandemic preparedness.
- The three countries were selected for the financing due to their evident need for workforce support.
In a significant move to address pressing healthcare workers’ challenges in Africa, the UK government has allocated $18.86 million in funding to boost healthcare staffing levels in Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana.
This investment is geared towards supporting healthcare staff recruitment and retention efforts. Overall, the investment seeks to fortify these nations against global health crises.
UK Health Minister Will Quince, speaking on the importance of this funding, emphasized that it aims to enhance the performance of health systems in these countries. Quince added that the initiative will have a cascading effect on improving global pandemic preparedness and reducing health disparities.
With African nations in desperate need of economic boosts, reinventing the continent’s pharmaceutical “wheel” as a contributor to development has become critical. This crucial venture requires public and private participation and, of course, the willingness of the West’s Big Pharma!
Most Africans lack the means to seek qualified healthcare providers for quality medication. People turn to self-help and alternative medicine to avoid medical expenditures, which are often out of reach. With less than 400 drug manufacturers to cater to the more than 1.3 billion people on the continent, millions of Africans die or suffer from protracted illnesses without consistent access to even the most essential medicines. Widespread ill health can trap people in poverty, as healthier people are more productive.
The pandemic's effects have exacerbated Africa’s healthcare crisis in the last two years. The situation has captured the attention of investors who noted the gap between supply and demand in…
- Afya Rekod has partnered with Medi-science International Limited to transform healthcare delivery through improved access to personal health data in Africa and Europe
- The partners said the deal would give patients an accessible record of their own health history by enabling patients, doctors and hospitals to host health records securely on one platform
- Through such partnerships, Afya Rekod said it is decentralising current healthcare systems
Kenya’s Afya Rekod has partnered with British firm Medi-science International Limited to transform healthcare delivery through improved access to personal health data in Africa and Europe.
On Friday, August 19, 2022, the partners said the deal would give patients an accessible record of their own health history by enabling patients, doctors and hospitals to host health records securely on one platform through a digital application.
Through such partnerships, Afya Rekod said it is decentralising current healthcare systems.
Commenting on the partnership, John Kamara, CEO Afya …
Over 250 top-level speakers and panelists including a huge range of Africa’s most important investors, dealmakers, and business leaders, have been confirmed ready to attend the Annual AFSIC-Investing in Africa forum that is scheduled for October 11th and 12th in London, These Key Figures in the Corporate world will unpack the increasing global investment momentum into Africa’s growing public and private sectors as well as highlighting new growth opportunities across the continent.
The agenda of AFSIC 2021, remains investment-focused, with several of the most experienced and successful asset management firms investing in Africa sharing insights into where the smart money is investing, and business leaders running some of Africa’s most exciting growth companies showcasing new investment opportunities, with focused streams in Banking, Building, Healthcare, Agriculture, Fintech, Education and Sustainable Growth.
With ABSA Corporate Investment Bank heading up an impressive group of supporting sponsors, the conference will also feature …
Debt service is putting tremendous pressure on East African governments because of limited foreign exchange earnings; therefore the Covid-19 vaccination program for East Africa will give investors confidence in most sectors especially agriculture and tourism which are major foreign exchange earners for the region.
The foreign exchange gains will lead to a positive trickle-down effect to the different businesses and general population.…
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For decades, African leaders have remained detached from the realities of life for the majority leading to neglect of key and essential infrastructure like healthcare.
With the covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, the systems that have been neglected for as long are starting to show signs of breaking even with the enormity of the virus still way below what some individual countries have suffered.
Most of these leaders have always sought treatment abroad, even for basic illnesses and conditions that can be taken care of at home. But with the distrust in the local systems, they have chosen to always fly out and then come back once they have stabilised to continue with the same cycle of plunder and ignorance of what needs to be done.
The latest cases have been those of Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria who spent the better …