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The pandemic's collateral damage

The focus on the coronavirus, coupled with logistical problems, is drawing resources from the fight against Africa’s other serious diseases

Covid-19 is serious enough, but in Africa the unintended consequences of diverting health service resources may be even worse. 'The knock-on effects of Covid-19 on the fight agains...


The dearth of data

The pandemic is spreading unevenly across Africa and officials warn of a growing number of hotspots threatening public health

When Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the nation on 4 June, he outlined a dilemma facing many governments. The scientists were telling him to maintain the lockdown while t...


Whose cure is it anyway?

Industrialised countries are defending funding research to find a vaccine for Covid-19 out of Official Development Assistance funds against a possible challenge from the Organisati...


Scientists unite

The leading world health agencies are closer now, but in the absence of strong data African governments are following starkly different policies

No doubt without intending to, United States President Donald Trump succeeded in dissolving many differences between the World Health Organisation and the pre-eminent US public hea...


Kudos to the health-workers

Despite grandstanding by some senior politicians, it is the doctors and nurses who are winning public support in the fight against the coronavirus

Criticisms are mounting about the lack of a coherent national strategy to manage the coronavirus pandemic. The missing piece is effective leadership from the national task force, u...


Heroes and villains in the pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak has turned the spotlight on those in charge, highlighting successes and exposing deficiencies

With South Africa in the third week of a lockdown that may only be lifted at the end of April, and possibly not even then, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhiz...


The war for the cure

International rivalries and empire-building are shaping the response to the pandemic in Africa

Serial financial crises and political meddling have weakened the operations of the World Health Organisation for decades but the rivalries between the United States and China over ...

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Hard bargaining ahead on debt and public health

Inward-looking industrialised countries are making few concessions as pandemic bites harder across Africa

Backed by forecasts from the World Bank and UN agencies of a deep recession, African finance ministers are to push next week for a coordinated response on public health funding, ec...


Third wave threatens the continent

Lack of international consensus on the response to the virus multiplies risks to Africa's economies and healthcare

Top African and UN officials are desperately lobbying a divided international system for a US$100 billion emergency fund to combat what they fear will be a third wave of the corona...


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