14% of Africans Pay Bribe for Health Care

Friday, April 8, 2016

One in seven representing 14% of Africans pay bribe or induce officials to access health services, according to a new survey.

The new findings from Afrobarometer said almost half of Africans go without needed health care while “citizens across 36 African countries rank health care as their second-most-important national problem and priority for additional government investment.”

The findings which was released on World Health day (April 7) said: “Public ratings of government performance in improving basic health services have worsened over the past decade: Almost half of Africans say their government is doing “fairly” or “very” badly.”

The new report, titled “Despite gains, barriers keep health care high on Africa’s priority list,” is based on nearly 54,000 interviews in 36 African countries in 2014/2015.

Source: GhanaWeb (link opens in a new window)

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