Lenders cheered as Kenya binged on medical equipment. Did patients get help?

Kenya’s health minister celebrated the delivery of a CT scanner at a large county hospital, telling journalists that sick patients could now be diagnosed locally. Kenya won praise from international lenders in 2015 for launching Africa’s biggest public-private healthcare program, an unprecedented seven-year scheme to spend hundreds of millions of dollars leasing medical equipment from foreign firms. At the time, the World Bank described the program as a model that could be rolled out to other African countries, a cost-effective way to obtain expensive equipment that requires specialist staff and resources to service.

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