April 29

Analysis: African Governments Falling Short on Healthcare Funding

African governments are falling far short in their commitments to prioritize public spending on health care, contributing to widespread inequalities in healthcare access and outcomes, Human Rights Watch and the Kampala-based Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) said today. As the 23rd anniversary of African Union states’ historic commitment approaches, new data reveal alarming stagnation, widening regional inequalities, and pointing up the need to correct course.

Photo courtesy of World Bank Photo Collection.

Source: Human Rights Watch (link opens in a new window)

Health Care, Investing
data, human rights, public health