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African health spending lags despite rapid economic growth
African health spending lags despite rapid economic growth

The little boy born just before sunset was lucky. He had stopped breathing just after his mother delivered him into a shawl as she lay in a cramped hospital ward here in this provincial town 100 miles north of the capital, Maputo. Fortunately, a group of nurses was a few beds away. After a frenzied, 15-minute scramble with a suction machine and ventilator bag, they resuscitated the baby. Two hours later, there would have been no nurse. The ward is staffed only until 7 p.m. The boy probably would have died, joining tens of thousands of children who perish prematurely every year in this southern African nation. On the other side of the continent, Ebola has focused attention on the...

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