Africa’s Presidents Keep Going Abroad for Medical Treatment Rather than Fixing Healthcare at Home

June 30, 2017

(Quartz) – The preference for an international doctor’s appointment is steeped in irony as these leaders often make promises about improving local healthcare a central part of their campaigns while seeking office. But by looking beyond the continent for medical solutions, African leaders maintain a vicious cycle which keeps faith in public healthcare low while channeling substantial state resources to hospitals abroad rather than plug local healthcare gaps.

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