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Contracting value: Shifting paradigms

KPMG Healthcare Conference 2013: ‘Something to teach, something to learn’

Governments, hospitals and medical service providers across Africa are grappling with the challenge of providing low cost, efficient and effective healthcare to the continent’s increasing urbanised population. At the KPMG Healthcare Conference 2013, 60 of the top global leaders from the healthcare industry will convene to discuss how healthcare business models can deliver high quality care at low cost.

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Expenditure on healthcare in Africa

After effectiveness, the most important criterion in evaluating healthcare systems is probably expenditure. ‘Who pays how much for what’ determines how many people obtain treatment, and thus the overall health of a population. The world has been taking steps towards a better affordability of healthcare for the poor since 2005, when the (then) 192 members of WHO endorsed a resolution entitled ‘Sustainable health financing, universal coverage and social health insurance’.

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