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Medical Insurance Coverage in Africa a Possible Key to Improved Healthcare Access, States Frost & Sullivan
Date:3/11/2009

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The medical insurance industry in key Sub-Saharan African countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Zambia, and Malawi is currently in an introductory-to-medium growth stage. There is, however, an increasing level of awareness of the benefits of medical insurance cover among members of the public.

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"This is further supported by government efforts to expand coverage of national health insurance schemes such as the National Health Insurance Scheme and NHIF in Ghana and Tanzania respectively," notes (http://www.medicaldevices.frost.com) Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Tiwonge Mkandawire. "The NHIS in Ghana, for instance, currently covers approximately 8.3 million people, more than double the number of people that were on the scheme in 2005."

If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which provides a brief synopsis of the research and a table of contents of this Frost & Sullivan study, Medical Insurance in Key Sub-Saharan African Countries, then send an e-mail to Patrick Cairns, Corporate Communications, at patrick.cairns@frost.com, with your full name, company name, title, telephone number, company e-mail address, company website, city, state and country. Upon receipt of the above information, a brochure will be sent to you by e-mail.

Economic growth in most of Sub-Saharan Africa will be one of the determinants of expansion in the medical insurance industry. This is linked to the rising number of people in the middle-income brackets who are better able to afford insuran
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