Wednesday, May 13, 2020

A chance for universal healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa

COVID-19 has done more than throw economies, livelihoods and societies into chaos, it has also given us more than a pause for thought on how our societies are constructed. The fundamentals of governance, development, inequality and economics are all being reconsidered. We have seen some remarkable policy shifts in the last few months, none more so than what appears to be a recasting of the financial and social contract between citizen and state. The International Labour Organization, has identified 742 different social protection measures enacted by 144 countries since February 1 st , from special grants to unemployment benefits, income and job protection to food and nutrition, pensions to healthcare. Read More