You can never really have too much of life and good health. And right now Africans are living longer, healthier lives. The World Health Organisation recently announced that healthy life expectancy on the continent has gone up from 46 years at the start of the millennium to 56 years in 2019. That's almost ten extra years in which a person lives in a good state of health.
A key element is improving healthcare. For women, advancements in health services, like cancer screening, could lead to better AND timely treatment. The WHO estimated some 700,000 cancer deaths in Africa in 2020. In Cameroon, one physician has come up with a device that helps ease cervical cancer screening for women.
In Uganda, one doctor is winning the hearts of his patients at his private clinic. Timothy Okello lost his sight to an infection but he has not lost his medical expertise. In fact he's thriving at his job and helping to fight stigma against the visually impaired.
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