African cities with the best health care systems in 2024

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Access to healthcare when needed is a fundamental necessity for every citizen. Africa, though still catching up compared to other regions, has made significant progress.

  • Business Insider presents African cities with the best health care systems in 2024.
  • This list is courtesy of Numbeo, a research organization, focused on data that centers around quality of life.
  • Numbeo uses an elaborate algorithm to arrive at its figures.

There is a noticeable commitment to bridging the gap and ensuring that healthcare services are more readily available.

In many African cities, for instance, there have been efforts to address the shortage of healthcare workers by implementing training programs and educational initiatives.

In these cities, state-of-the-art hospitals with modern technology are becoming the norm, ensuring residents have access to high-quality medical services.

Numbeo, a platform that provides up-to-date information about the cost of living, quality of life, and various socio-economic factors across cities and countries worldwide in an updated Health Index report revealed African cities doing well in this regard.

Cape Town, South Africa, stands at the forefront with the most robust healthcare system in Africa. Following closely are Pretoria, South Africa, and Nairobi, Kenya.

The Health Care Index itself is an estimation that evaluates the overall quality of the healthcare system, including factors such as healthcare professionals, equipment, staff, doctors, and costs. It provides an assessment of the healthcare infrastructure, services, and resources available in a specific location.

Below are the top 10 African cities with the best healthcare systems in 2024:

RankCountryHealthcare indexGlobal rank
1Cape Town, South Africa68.778th
2Pretoria, South Africa66.7109th
3Nairobi, Kenya61.6155th
4Johannesburg, South Africa60.5163rd
5Durban, South Africa59.0169th
6Algiers, Algeria56.8180th
7Tunis, Tunisia56.7182nd
8Lagos, Nigeria47.5212nd
9Cairo, Egypt46.1213rd
10Casablanca, Morocco44.8215th
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