The Algerian government continues to move forward in its quest to raise the quality of the education sector. According to the Algerian Literacy Society, the literacy rate rose from 68.4% in 1998 to 86% in 2015, and the Ministry of National Education (Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale, MEN) claims a primary and secondary schooling enrolment rate of over 97%. These achievements come on the back of a growing awareness of the need to make changes to the country’s primary and secondary…
Education & Health
From The Report: Algeria 2016
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Algeria has made significant strides to improve access to quality medical care and tackle communicable diseases. While basic health indicators are very good, the changing socioeconomic landscape and improved living standards have coincided with a rise in chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Years of accumulated oil revenues have enabled the government to fund the health care system generously and invest heavily in clinics, hospitals and preventative measures. Yet despite the progress made, there is still room for improvement given the country’s changing health issues and health care needs. This chapter contains interviews with John Chrosniak, President, DuPont; and Dow R Wilson, CEO, Varian Medical Systems.