Burundi needs $2.5 billion to improve healthcare over the next 10 years
A small landlocked country that requires $2.5 billion for hospitals over the next decade. The investment will improve overall healthcare services and deliver 50 new hospitals.
Burundi is a tiny landlocked nation in East Africa with a population of 11.8 million. According to the latest World Bank data, Burundi was the third-largest spending nation on Healthcare in Eastern Africa. At roughly 7.7 per cent of GDP or $235 million per annum. With a GDP per capita of less than $300 per annum, it is one of the continent’s poorest countries.
By mid-2017, Burundi had 54 hospitals and well over six hundred healthcare centres. ABiQ estimates that Burundi needed 74 hospitals to serve the population effectively. A shortage of 20 hospitals in 2017.
By 2030, Burundi’s population will increase by 36 per cent to more than 16.2 million from the current 11.8 million. ABiQ estimates that a further 50 hospitals need to be built over the next ten years to provide healthcare services for the growing population.
Building these hospitals requires an estimated $2.5 billion, a large investment for an underdeveloped country. It translates to roughly 8 per cent of GDP over the next decade or equal to its current annual healthcare expenditure.
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