Healthcare is an important sector country should never take for granted. There are some African countries doing well in terms of their healthcare system.
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Courtesy of The African Exponent, Briefly.co.za brings you top 10 countries with improved healthcare systems in Africa 2020.
The rating was done using collation of data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), health ministries and independent watchdogs in the health sector.
1. South Africa
South Africa has the best healthcare system in Africa.
There are over 200 private hospitals in South Africa which offer services that match Europe, Asia and America.
Tunisia's public health system is funded from taxation run by the Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Maladie that provides care for the majority of the population.
In Kenya, there are free maternity services.
The country has eliminated user fees for public primary care facilities and there are health insurance subsidies for the elderly and severely disabled.
The public healthcare system, which is financed by the government, is accessible and free to all Algerian citizens.
The Nigerian healthcare system consists of public and private sectors.
Due to lack of funding from the government and inadequate staffing levels, the public healthcare system is of a low standard while the private healthcare facilities in Nigeria are of high standards.
In other news, Nigerian health workers in the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic have shared their experience at the Lagos isolation centre and how they are battling with the deadly disease.
Doctor Adeola Aderele said it was not an easy decision for her but she could not sit back and do nothing.
According to her, volunteering at the Lagos isolation centre has been a great experience for her and her colleagues.
Doctor Aderele said:
"Volunteering to be a frontline doctor in this pandemic was not an easy decision for me but I could not just stay put or stay at home and not do anything. And coming here has been a great experience for me and my colleagues.
"I felt almost all the emotion that I can feel. I've been happy, I've been really sad, I've been frustrated, I've been really stressed. But all the negative emotions just disappear when you have a patient you are discharging after being ill for a while. It just makes everything worthwhile."
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