As the spread of the novel coronavirus accelerates around the world, sub-Saharan Africa has largely been spared — until now.
Recent days saw more African countries reporting cases and deaths from the virus, including in Nigeria and Zimbabwe. And the head of the World Health Organization has issued a stark warning: «Africa should wake up.»
The rise of Covid-19 comes as an outbreak of another deadly virus, Ebola, appears to be ending in Central Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo. Those of us who have been responding to Ebola are now turning our attention, resources and expertise to Covid-19.
Our experience dealing with multiple outbreaks of Ebola offers some lessons that could be helpful in addressing Covid-19.… Seguir leyendo »