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Strengthening Health Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Millennium Development Challenge

The centrality of health as a key determinant of economic growth, labour force productivity, and poverty reduction is increasingly recognized and growing in prominence in development discussions by the global community. At the same time, health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa are in many instances regressing, while in other instances they are not progressing fast enough to achieve economic growth or development (Sanders et al. 2009).