Universal Health Care in Africa - It's a Human Right

Hundreds of millions of Africans are faced with the appalling choice between seeking life-saving medical care and putting food on their tables, writes Graça Machel. In a guest column for AllAfrica, she says the struggle for universal health care and that for human rights are two sides of the same coin.

Nearly one million Kenyans are pushed below the poverty line and remain poor as a result of healthcare expenses.

Graça Machel writes that if people cannot live healthy lives or access the health services they need, then they cannot enjoy all their other human rights.

Shira Khani who identifies as a sex worker gets tested for HIV and is attending MSF’s sex worker clinic at Bangula Trading Center.


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