Dr Palesa Sekhejane is passionate about improving Africa’s health care status and is concerned that in Africa important developmental matters have been relegated and marginalised for material wealth.
Human life and health have become an ideal notion, she says, rather than a practical reality. “Instead of prioritising meaningful sustainable quality of life, Africa is romantically imagining what could potentially be, and not what ought to be. It is time that Africa’s renewal of the developmental agenda recognises health as a substerrenean state-building path. Health is classified as a human right, but it is appalling how the majority of people in the African continent do not have the privilege to enjoy this scarce commodity,” Dr Sekhejane says.
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