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Pandemic prospects

Cases are increasing rapidly but lockdown policies have been easing and there is little public or political appetite to tighten them again

With Covid-19 positive cases doubling in the last two weeks, Africa is expected to notch up its millionth patient in the coming days. 'We are at a pivotal point,' said Dr Matshid...


A dangerous wave

There are over 750,000 coronavirus cases in Africa and numbers continue to rise amid concerns that South Africa could prove a harbinger

As the World Health Organization warns of rapidly rising Covid-19 caseloads in Africa, its top official for the continent says that poor and crowded urban areas in South Africa hav...


A state of disconnect

African treasuries are putting a positive spin on their own finances, but the message from the markets is grim. Something has to give

The message from African finance ministers is that while the overall picture facing the continent is bleak in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many economies are resilient eno...

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Pandemic mysteries multiply

Scientists are baffled by countries’ varied experiences of the pandemic but agree on the risk that drugs shortages pose to people living with HIV

Across Africa, lockdowns are loosening even as Covid-19 continues its inexorable journey across the continent. As Johannesburg, Cairo and Lagos feel the heat, other cities and coun...


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...


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