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Private health insurance: elite luxury or mass market?

With urban middle classes expanding more Africans are willing to pay for health protection, giving
the insurance industry a boost - but coverage for the masses remains elusive.

  • Jun 08, 2012

Over half of Africa’s total annual expenditure on healthcare, estimated at around $55bn, comes from the private sector. Across sub-Saharan Africa, not only are most countries still a long way from achieving the targeted 15 percent government budgetary spend on health, but they were actually spending less on the sector in 2010 than in 2001, according to the 2010 World Health Report…

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