Arlen Specter once said ,”There’s nothing more important than our good health – that’s our principal capital asset”. Basic health care is the minimum level of healthcare that is necessary for the maintenance of adequate health and protection from diseases. There are over 1.1 billion people in the continent, and the many unique challenges that healthcare institutions face in Africa include poor infrastructure, sparse medical insurance and entrenched tribal beliefs which are all obstacles that need to be managed to improve the situation in many African nations. Despite the struggles, the continent is able to boast of some impressive medical centres and hospitals which are world-class in nature.
Which hospital is the best in Africa?
The best hospitals are known for quality services, good infrastructural facilities, well trained personnel and health care workers. Let’s consider the top 10 best hospitals in Africa.
Top 10 Africa’s Best Hospitals 2019
10. Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire Hassan II Fes (Morocco)
Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire Hassan II Fes is a reputed hospital located in Fes, Morocco. It’s a large healthcare centre which provides top notch health services.
9. Diani Beach Hospital Kenya (Kenya)
Diani Beach Hospital is a premier private healthcare facility located in the beautiful Diani Beach on the south coast of Kenya. It is adjacent to leisure lodge golf course. It was established in 1997 by Dr. K. S. Rekhi. Necessity led to its creation, but the dedication of staff and push to be the best hospital in the country saw it thrive. The hospital now serves a mix of locals and tourists to the area, with the latest technology used to ensure best international practices of patient care.
8. Life Healthcare Hospital Group (South Africa)
Life Healthcare is a leading private hospital operator in South Africa. The group’s primary business is acute hospital care. The group have developed an extensive geographic network of diverse facilities throughout seven of the country’s nine provinces. While there are renal dialysis, mental health, rehabilitation and occupational health elements of the company, there is also a college of learning for training of staffs. Life healthcare hospital is ranked one of the best hospital in Africa.
7. Arab Contractors Medical Centre (Egypt)
Located in Cairo, Egypt, the Arab Contractors Medical Center was established in 1981. The architecturally impressive facility boasts around 350 beds, and is a leading hospital in the country due to the well-trained medical personnel and the focus on technology in improving care. It is located on top a green hill and offers an impressive spectrum of advanced medical treatments.
6. Netcare Group (South Africa)
The Netcare Group operates a network of hospitals throughout South Africa and the United Kingdom, boasting the largest private hospital network in South Africa and the UK. They operate the largest private hospital group, primary care network and emergency service in South Africa. Netcare is the biggest trainer of emergency medical personnel and healthcare workers.
5. Ganzouri Specialized Hospital (Egypt)
The Ganzouri Specialised Hospital is a 37-year-old facility in the Egyptian capital with a unique take on patient care versus other hospitals in the country. The hospital believes in providing tailored services to patients. It has more than 150 business customers. The hospital’s culture is to improve continuously by assessing the needs of the patients.
4. Neuropsychiatric Hospital Aro Abeokuta (Nigeria)
Located in Nigeria, this modern mental health hospital is committed to providing quality mental health service, training and research in conductive environment with community participation and international collaboration. The hospital was established in 1954 in place of an asylum which operated for 10 years on the site. One of the focuses of the centre is a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary service for the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of drug dependent persons.
3. Institut Pasteur de Madagascar (Madagascar)
The Institut Pasteur de Madagascar is under the Ministry of Health and Family Planning. It is recognized as a charity by the Government of the Malagasy Republic. This ensures that the standard of the medical centre is high, and that the best patient care can be guaranteed for all who require the services of the Malagasy hospital. The hospital is state-of-the-art compared to many other such institutions in the area, offering locals quality medical care at affordable cost.
2. AIC Kapsowar Hospital (Kenya)
Located in Kapsowar, Kenya, the AIC Kapsowar Hospital is a full-service hospital. is led by the African Inland Church (AIC). The hospital has been serving the people of this region since 1933. It is committed to spread medical education and frequently hosts medical students from other nations.
1. Gambro Healthcare (Swaziland)
Baxter International Inc. acquired Gambro AB recently. The company is committed to advance therapeutic options for dialysis and intensive care patients globally. Gambro has leading positions in renal care. The Healthcare can also be found all over Africa and the world.