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Africa is confronted by a heavy burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Cost-effective interventions that can prevent the disease burden exist but coverage is too low due to poor health infrastructure. Sub-Saharan Africa re-mains the worst in the world. Few countries in the region are able to spend even the $34-$40 per person per year.

Africa needs substantial private investment to meet growing demand for health care. It’s estimates that over the next decade, $25-$30 billion in new investment will be needed to meet Africa’s health care demand, according to the International Finance Cooperation.

In sub-Saharan Africa, a poverty-dense region, there is a relative lack of mental health services.This is partly because most healthcare resources in sub-Saharan African countries are allocated to infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.

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