Why Do Leaders in Africa Prefer Medical Treatments Abroad?

It has been well document the love African leaders for health systems’ abroad, but why is this? What do treatments have abroad over the treatments in the African continent? Africa can prides itself with some of the best hospitals in the world, equally having the best trained doctors who are highly demanded abroad.

So what are the leaders looking for in those hospitals abroad that they can’t experience in Africa? Or is it the case that they build those ultramodern and well-equiped hospitals, train the best doctors but lack faith in them? Are they by such actions encouraging us to also lose confidence in the continents own doctors and system?

Maybe it’s to do with privacy and politics? Politics is a massive game all over, so maybe the privacy of an individual’s health is extremely important, as ill politicians are seen as weak politicians. Sad but true.