Public Health a Major Priority in African Nations: Improving Hospitals, Dealing with HIV/AIDS are Top Issues

by Richard Wike, James Bell, Jill Carle et al.
Pew Research Center, May 2014

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Concerns about public health are widespread in sub-Saharan Africa, and there is considerable support in the region for making public health challenges a top national priority. In particular, people want their governments to improve the quality of hospitals and other health care facilities and deal with the problem of HIV/AIDS. A Pew Research Center survey, conducted March 6, 2013 to April 12, 2013 in six African nations, also finds broad support for government efforts to address access to drinking water, access to prenatal care, hunger, infectious diseases, and child immunization.

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