Health in Africa

Health in Africa

Nurses in Korle Bu teaching hospital, Accra, Ghana (2010). Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos

Scholarships and the healthcare human resources crisis

Scholarships for study in the former Soviet Union were offered to students in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa and across the developing world. The Russian program, previously reduced, is now expanding again. This report aims to establish just what impact these programs have had on healthcare systems and how they can be improved.

Enrolled Nurse, Miriam Chisizwa, at work in the post-natal ward at a public sector hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam 2007

Investing for the Few

The Health in Africa initiative of the International Finance Corporation, which promotes private sector healthcare delivery, is extremely unlikely to deliver better health outcomes for poor people.

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