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President Zuma Reiterates Commitment to Health Care in S. Africa

February 16, 2010

During his second State of the Nation address last week, South African President Jacob Zuma "reiterated his administration's ambitions," including the goal of improving the country's health care. Zuma "said his government was acutely aware life expectancy had dropped by 10 years since the advent of democracy and would implement all measures to fight HIV announced in December," the Herald reports (2/12). In his speech, which coincided with the 20th anniversary of former South African President Nelson Mandela's release from prison, Zuma also addressed the government's plans to upgrade and build hospitals and clinics, reduce maternal and child mortality, improve conditions for health workers and establish a national health insurance (NHI) system, BuaNews/allAfrica.com reports (2/11).

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