Tag: health sector

How COVID-19 reshaping government funding in the EdTech sector

At a time like this when governments around the world are prioritising the health sector, schools struggle with capital technical resources. CNBC Africa spoke with Anu Shah, CEO of EFI Hub to talk more on remote learning, EdTech and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Examining the impact of COVID-19 on Somalia’s healthcare sector

Somalia has recorded over 2900 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 90 deaths, and as the cases continue to rise, the health systems in the country are being rapidly confronted with increasing demand for patient care from COVID-19. Dr. Mahad Mohammed Hassan, Head of the National Humanitarian Coordination Center joins CNBC Africa for more.

The current state of healthcare in Tanzania

As Africa aims to improve and provide easier access to Primary Health Care, there is still a concern that over half of the funding in the health sector is donor funded. CNBC Africa’s Fiona Muthoni had a conversation with Catherine Ruge, Member of Parliament in Tanzania on this as well as well as the state of the health sector in the country.

Improving health financing in Africa

Africa’s health sector remains largely underfunded despite commitment by governments to increase health budget to at least 15 per cent under the Abuja declaration. This rolls back efforts to achieve universal health coverage. Nathaniel Otoo, Executive Director of Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre shares his thoughts on the needful to improve financing.

Djibouti minister urges more private sector investments in Africa’s heath sector

Africa needs a lot more private capital in its health sector for the continent to flourish. This is according to Ilyas Mousa Dawaleh, Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Djibouti who spoke to CNBC Africa's Wole Famurewa on how the private sector players can help the growth of Africa’s health sector.

How we can improve Africa’s health systems – Dangote

Top African leaders and the private sector will converge on the side-lines of the 32nd African Union Summit for the inaugural Africa Business Health Forum in Addis Ababa, where they will be exploring ways to catalyse growth in Africa's health sector. CNBC Africa's Wole Famurewa caught up with President of Dangote Group Aliko Dangote, to discuss how this forum plans to change the face of healthcare in Africa.

UN’s Amina Muhammed talks on improving Africa’s health

Providing adequate financing to the health sector in Africa will help address numerous health challenges confronting the continent. Amina Muhammed, Deputy Secretary General United Nations said this on the side-lines of UN General Assembly where a high-level dialogue discusses pathways to improving Africa's health and prosperity.

Nigeria plans to revamp its health sector

Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council has approved 6.07 trillion naira for the implementation of the country’s second health sector plan, earlier presented by the National Health Council on Health in June this year. Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor, Chief Executive Officer of EpiAfric joins CNBC Africa to review the health plan and its impact of the country’s health sector.