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Addressing health financing in Africa

Watch Doris Osei Afriyie and Guenther Fink introduce week 2 and address health financing in Africa.

Health financing describes the ways in which countries raise funds and purchase healthcare services for their populations. Health financing in Africa provides insights into innovative solutions, as many health systems on the continent must cope with limited resources.

In recent decades, many countries in Africa have depended on external donors to fund their healthcare systems. This approach, however, is neither reliable nor sustainable. What measures and strategies have these countries developed to finance their health services differently? Watch Doris Osei Afriyie and Guenther Fink introduce a week in which you will explore this topic by learning more about innovative approaches. You will also find out what Universal Health Coverage in Africa involves and examine how African countries are achieving their health financing goals.


World Health Organization. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) [Internet]. 2021 [cited 15 April 2021]. Available from:

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