n South African Medical Journal - Expert trio take on Africa's health care problems - one step at a time : izindaba

Volume 101, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Africa's debilitating quarter share of the world's disease burden, with just 3% of the globe's health workers and 1% of its finances, is to be tackled through a unique international partnership involving a top South African NGO. Aimed at improving quality, access and affordability and beginning with sub-Saharan Africa, the partnership will upgrade health care facilities by offering a quality improvement framework and incentivised performance-based loan mechanisms. At the same time the majority low-income patients will be offered pragmatic subsidised voluntary private health insurance via a prepayment scheme.

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