Tag: Africa

Opinion

Coronavirus: for Africa’s sake, the West should be selfish this time

By Carlos Lopes The COVID-19 pandemic cannot be classified as a surprise. Several studies, intelligence reports and epidemiologic knowledge all predicted some infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome would likely spread around the world. The recent warnings of coronavirus type of infections had been limited in geographical range […]

Reviews

Coronavirus: “If we were to enter the next stage, Africa would quickly be overwhelmed”

By Olivier Marbot Dr Michel Yao, Emergency Operations Programme Manager at the WHO’s Regional Office in Africa, discusses Africa’s next step now that COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic. Now that COVID-19 has been declared a “pandemic,” Dr Michel Yao, Emergency Operations Programme Manager at the World Health Organization’s Regional […]