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SECTOR FOREWORD Medical and Veterinary As the only health discipline with expertise across multiple species and ecosystems, veterinary medicine in Africa plays a vital role in protecting and enhancing human and animal life. Throughout the ages humans have depended on animals for service, food, and companionship. In modern times, animals have even played a crucial role in research settings where diseases are studied and drug therapies are developed. Health care in Africa varies from the most basic primary health care, offered free by the state, to highly specialised, hi-tech health services available in the both the public and private sector. However, the public sector is stretched and underresourced in places. While the state contributes about 40% of all expenditure on health, the public health sector is under pressure to deliver services to about 80% of the population. The private sector, on the other hand, is run largely on commercial lines and caters to middle- and high-income earners who tend to be members of medical schemes. It also attracts most of the country’s health professionals. Monsoon Photography would like to urge on the medical and veterinary professionals in this sector for they are the proverbial givers and nurturers of life in all its forms.

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