Africa is the second largest of the earth’s seven continents and makes up approximately 22% of the earth’s total land area.In the last decade private capital flows to Sub-Saharan Africa has begun to exceed official development assistance. Six of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies over the previous decade were situated below the Sahara, with the remaining four in East and Central Asia. Economies are thriving; political stability is at an unprecedented level. Sue Lee of World Courier highlights some of the problems in delivering healthcare both in big cities and out in the bush, whilst balancing responses from the WHO, MSF etc. with government policies and actions.