What would we do without healthcare? Many analysts say that the standard of a country’s hospital facilities says a lot about its healthcare system in general – we cannot agree more.
In recent times, regional or global pandemics such as the Avian Influenza, Ebola, and currently, the Novel Coronavirus, have exposed the standards of healthcare sectors across the world.
Apart from structures and equipment, a good healthcare system should have adequate professionals and support personnel to handle emergencies and reduce casualties.
In recent times, however, the searchlight has beamed on the state of hospital facilities in countries all over the world – more so African countries. The results have further debunked the claims by critics who assumed that the healthcare sector in Africa has remained in a sorry state.
Many critics and observers expressed surprise at how the continent was able to handle the Ebola outbreak, and currently tackling the spread of Covid-19. The handling of the latter, which many observers said has shocked the world.
But which hospitals stand tallest with the best equipment and facilities in the continent?
The SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR), a Spain-based research organization, known for publishing international rankings of worldwide research institutions since 2009 have the answer.
The medical research organization has recently released the 2021 Global Hospital Rankings. According to them, the results were based on research output, innovation, and overall societal impact.
The following, however, is the list of hospitals that made it to the top ten hospitals in Africa.
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
Ranking the overall 25th percentile in research output, innovation, and societal impact, the Kenya Medical Research Institute came first in the continent.
South African Medical Research Council, South Africa
Following closely is the South African Medical Research Council, which was said to rank overall 29th percentile in research output, innovation, and societal impact.
National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
In third place, is the National Institute for Medical Research, a hospital and research facility situated in Tanzania. It also ranked overall 32nd percentile in research output, Innovation, and societal impact.
Aga Khan University Hospital, Kenya
Stepping into fourth place is the Aga Khan University Hospital, located in Nairobi, Kenya. It also ranked overall 56th percentile in research output, innovation, and societal impact.
Groote Schuur Hospital, South Africa
Occupying the fifth position is the Groote Schuur Hospital—a South African-based hospital. It overall ranked 66th percentile in research output, innovation, and Societal Impact.
Egyptian National Cancer Institute, Egypt
The Egyptian National Cancer Institute ranking overall 73rd percentile in research output, innovation, and societal impact—steps in Sixth place in top ten hospital rankings in Africa.
National Organization for Drug Control and Research Facility, Egypt
Egypt’s National Organization for Drug Control and Research facility steps in seventh place in the SCImago’s top ten African hospitals. It, however, ranked 73rd percentile overall in all areas of research output, innovation, and societal impact.
Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa
In the Eight place is South Africa’s Tygerberg Hospital. It is reported to have ranked 74th percentile overall in all given areas.
Institut Pasteur De Tunis, Tunisia
Institut Pasteur De Tunis, a hospital facility located in Tunisia steps into the ninth position in the list of top ten hospitals in Africa. According to the SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR), the hospital facility is said to have ranked 75th percentile overall.
Centre Hospitalier Ibn Sina Rabat, Morocco
Making it to the last ten on the list is Centre Hospitalier Ibn Sina Rabat, a hospital facility located in Morocco. It ranked overall 79th percentile in all areas.