Public Health Sector
Deloitte embraces the point of view on strengthening the health system as a solution to the current health sector challenges facing the continent
Sub-Saharan African countries’ health systems are facing difficult challenges to treat a high burden of parasitic and communicable diseases such as Ebola, malaria, tuberculosis, pneumonia and HIV/AIDS, while at the same time grappling with emerging chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity and heart diseases.
These chronic diseases are expected to overtake communicable diseases as Africa’s biggest health challenge by 2030. In most countries health care is underfunded by government. There is a shortage of qualified health workers, crucial medicines are in short supply, poor procurement and distribution systems are leading to unequal access to treatment, and the population is unable to pay for services. This undermines the ability of the economies to grow and attract foreign investment. It also threatens political stability and security.
Deloitte includes a network of Deloitte member firms that are located in 34 African countries. From Ethiopia to South Africa, in countries across the region, Deloitte can mobilise financing and other resources to address critical issues facing these countries’ health systems.
Deloitte offers solutions across Africa in addressing health sector issues such as:
- Strengthening Human Resources for Health.
- Improving the supply chain of essential health commodities.
- Developing health financing options.
Deloitte can build the capacity of a network of diverse actors, public and private, to provide high priority, quality health services.