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Coronavirus: The economic consequences for Africa

As UNECA slashes its predictions for African GDP growth, Dr Desné Masie assesses the damage the pandemic is likely to cause to Africa’s economies

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At the time of writing in mid-March, Africa seems to have so far been spared the worst human impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but was already beginning to suffer the destructive economic impact of a potential global slide to recession.…

Healthcare in Africa: Public – Private Partnerships are key

As key figures, influential business people and healthcare stakeholders gather in Addis Ababa today for the launch of the African Business Coalition on Health (ABCHealth) – an initiative between the Aliko Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth, David Thomas explains why the future of healthcare in Africa lies increasingly in a mixed market approach, as governments look to ease pressure on budgets by entering public-private partnerships.…

The value of good healthcare

In Africa, governments are the biggest providers of healthcare, with an estimated 80:20 or higher ratio between government and the private sector.…

Indian healthcare taps the African market

In mid-February the world’s heaviest woman left her home in Alexandria, Egypt, for the first time in 24 years, boarding a plane to India for a sleeve gastrectomy at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai.…