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The right to life is fundamental; an imprescriptible right inherent to all human beings. The Equity and Human Rights Commission states that governments should take appropriate measures to safeguard life by “taking steps to protect you if your life is at risk”.

With public healthcare in Africa suffering chronic shortages of critical drugs, medical brain-drain, insufficient public healthcare funding as well as inadequate pharmaceutical production, are African governments taking appropriate measures to safeguard citizens’ lives?..

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