African leaders on health tourism around the world as local hospitals rot

Francis Akhalbey Oct 29, 2018 at 02:00pm

October 29, 2018 at 02:00 pm | News

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Content Manager

October 29, 2018 at 02:00 pm | News

President Patrice Talon (Benin)

In June 2017, President Patrice Talon of the Republic of Benin surprised and impressed many with his decision to provide details about a prostate condition that saw him undergo two surgeries and spend one month away from the country while receiving treatment in a Parisian hospital.

His action was hailed as a rare example of an African leader publicly revealing the details of his health, with a statement from his office saying the 59-year-old Talon believed it was important to inform his fellow countrymen about the state of his health.

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