Most parts of sub-Saharan Africa suffer an extreme shortage of high standards of healthcare delivery for the rural poor, as well as the urbanized middle class. The consequences are tragic in terms of lives lost and chronic degradation of human potential. Those who can afford it spend billions on overseas “medical tourism”. Those who cannot, remain underserved. The public sector has been unable to fill this gap. The potential for provision of private health care in Africa offers the best potential to create the medical infrastructure needed, according to major recent studies. PaxTerra is focused on helping finance that medical infrastructure through private funds, and creating opportunities for public-private partnerships to leverage the new infrastructure and extend its reach to the poorest. For a link to a major recent international study, click below.