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Healthcare Financing in Eritrea

Government introduced FREE healthcare system in the country to ensure everyone has the right to health

Health is Wealth. The Eritrean government subsidized more than 85% of total health related expenditures for its citizens, as compared to the 9.8% average allocated to the health sector in Africa (WHO 2017).

BY MELA GHEBREMEDHIN | SHABAIT

Access to health care has become a luxury to many around the world. Health expenditures continue to increase; in some countries health insurance companies continue to choose their clients based on their health status. Many patients wait in line for hours for a simple check-up with out-of-pocket costs for medical care ruining households. Continue reading Healthcare Financing in Eritrea