Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV-related Disease, which could be prevented by proper medication, took more than 1.5 million lives in Africa in 2015. But it is sad that even today hardly any drug is produced on the continent, leading to unaffordable imported drugs being beyond the reach of most of the poor people.
World Health Organisation (WHO) report says that Globally more than 50% of children under five who die of pneumonia, diarrhoea, measles, HIV, tuberculosis and malaria are in Africa.
With world pharma heavy weights creating hurdles, it is an uphill task for these poor countries, except for countries like South Africa and Morocco, to meet their aspirations of affordable healthcare for their people.
Added to these is the scarcity of qaulified medical doctors and other health workers to meet the growing demand. As the situation improves, Medical Doctor jobs in the African countries would find an exponential growth in the coming years.