Does Gabon have a better health care system for its poor than the US?
- Interesting commentary by Cecillia Attias, former wife of former French President Sarkozy.
"......Other African nations have built good systems of public health as well. Not too long ago, we held the first ever Dialogue For Action Africa conference in Gabon. In 2007 the Gabonese government created the National Health Insurance and Social Welfare Fund, which will initially provide health care for poor Gabonese, before expanding to cover other members of society. The ambitious program, financed by revenue from mobile phone operators in Gabon, has already been immensely successful, and the Gabonese government continues to invest, pouring funds into university hospitals that specialize in surgery, maternal child health and trauma......"