Every year many African leaders seek medical treatment abroad but some don’t succeed
It’s unprofessional and absolutely lowest esteem for Africans, including the leaders to seek medical treatment overseas, while there are hundreds of doctors in Africa, who some had the chance to study in Europe and America to be medical doctors.
African’s have been brainwashed that there is nothing good in the continent or whatever that is available is inferior, so as soon as any head of state falls sick, the only initiative they take is to seek treatment overseas.
Do African leaders know or have the statistics of Europeans and Americans who die daily in their hospitals? It’s a complete disgrace and humiliation to African doctors as head of states ignore them to seek medical treatments abroad when they are qualified to offer the same treatment some of the leaders seek abroad.
On many occasions, they don’t survive, leaving huge debts for the crumbling country to pay those medical bills. Africans usually accuse the white man of slavery, discrimination and racism, but they are part of their own misery disrespect and underestimation.
A couple of weeks ago, the Burundian government spokesperson; Philippe Nzobonariba announced the death of former President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza in Belgium, after two weeks medical treatment.
This is not the first time an African leader has died overseas for medical treatment and it wouldn’t be the last. Why do African leaders continue to degrade and portray African doctors as useless or non-intelligent? Are they better than those in Africa who depend on their local doctors?
After slavery and colonization, Africa is far behind in development. Instead of the governments to embark on projects to improve the educational and health sectors, lavishly spendings and corruption continue to bring the continent to its knees.
“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.” This is a quote by Kobe Bryant which can change an entire nation if African leaders will encourage and support African doctors.