The health sector in Africa is straining under the enormous pressure caused by COVID-19. Africa has to invest billions in developing its healthcare infrastructure, educating and training thousands of specialists to serve its rapidly growing population.
COVID-19 has exposed the fragile health system in Africa. Except for a few places, most struggled to manage the pandemic effectively. The population of African countries will grow between ten and thirty-two percent over the next ten years, totaling 340 million people.
In addition to developing critically needed healthcare infrastructure, educating and training hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals will require significant funding and government focus.
The top 5 health projects in Africa are:
CapitalMed Medical City, Egypt
Developed by Egyptians for Healthcare Services, the project has a budget of over $ 1.1 billion and was built in three phases on a plot of four hundred and forty thousand square meters. Once completed, there will be more than two thousand beds, a teaching hospital, a 100-key five-star hotel, an air ambulance landing strip and healing gardens.
700-bed hospital in Algiers, Algeria
China State Construction Engineering Corporation is building a 700-bed hospital in the Algiers suburb of Zahada on a two hundred thousand square meter plot of land. The hospital will accept its first patients in 2023.
Regional Hospitals of Côte d'Ivoire, Côte d'Ivoire
The Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene of Côte d'Ivoire is building four regional and two general hospitals in Côte d'Ivoire. NMS Infrastructure Cote d'Ivoire is the main contractor. In total, there will be 640 beds across the six facilities.
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana
The African Development Bank Group and Deutsche Bank AG are the main financiers of this 300-bed facility in Kumasi, near the capital of Accra. Once completed, the 20-story building will have a thousand beds.
Zambia District Hospitals Project, Zambia
The design-build contract includes construction of a 200-bed hospital and one hundred and eight 21-bed clinics nationwide. NMS Infrastructure Zambia is implementing the project on behalf of the Zambian Ministry of Health at an estimated cost of $300 million.