Africa is at times involved in the news when there is a medical issue at the core of the story, such as the Ebola virus or HIV/AIDS, and often help from other parts of the world is necessary to combat illness or assist Africans from a medical perspective.
Over 1.1 billion people populate 54 countries on the continent, and the many unique challenges that healthcare institutions face in Africa such as poor infrastructure, sparse medical insurance and entrenched tribal beliefs are all obstacles that need to be managed to improve the situation in many African nations.
Despite the struggles, the continent is also able to boast some impressive medical centres and hospitals which are world-class in nature.
We take a closer look at 10 of the most impressive hospitals and hospital groups available on the African continent.
Sources: Life Healthcare, Webometrics, Netcare,
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