There is hardly any doubt that failing health systems result in poor health outcomes and hamper progress toward the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage. In Africa, health systems are hobbled by leadership and governance challenges, extreme shortages of health workers, corruption in procurement systems for medical products and technologies, poor information systems, and health financing constraints. This brief, co-authored by HP+ staff, discusses ways in which decisionmakers can hurdle these challenges.
Citation: Mwai, D. and T. Ndavi. 2020. “What Ails Health Systems in Africa? An Economic Perspective.” ORF Issue Brief 431. https://www.orfonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ORF_IssueBrief_431_HealthAfrica.pdf.
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