African Pandemic Solutions Require Integrated Approach

BY Webster Mavhu — Covid-19 still threatens to wreak havoc across Africa with the World Health Organisation (WHO) projecting almost 200 000 deaths. But we must not ignore the threat from other diseases – now neglected – as we tackle this ongoing pandemic.  The WHO has warned that deaths from malaria could double across sub-Saharan Africa this year, if prevention efforts are disrupted by Covid-19. Indeed, we are already witnessing a rise in malaria …

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A Pandemic-Driven Food Crisis in Africa Can Be Prevented

BY Cedric Habiyaremye — African governments need to act now to ensure small-scale farming and food supply chains remain uninterrupted. We have only just begun to see the far-ranging consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. Chief among those is the threat of a food crisis of unprecedented magnitude.  Unless measures are taken fast to …

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COVID-19: Lockdown is Trapping 80m Women and Girls with Abusers

BY Lolo Cynthia Ihesie As cities observe a total lockdown in Nigeria to curb the spread of coronavirus, cases of rape and sexual assault are spiking, with about 80 million women and girls trapped with abusers. For too many, the home has become a battlefield for girls and women subjected to gender-based violence. As part …

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Better Customise Coronavirus Solutions

BY Damaris Muhia When the first case of the novel coronavirus was reported in Wuhan, China, nobody predicted its globally disruptive nature. But in just four months, Covid-19 has paralysed business, government, academia and, of course, health systems. The world has truly changed with messages like the following inundating the airwaves and social media: stay …

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This Doctor’s App Is Helping Libya Triage Its Coronavirus Patients

BY Andrew Wight Libyan doctor-turned-tech-CEO Mohamed Aburawi helped develop a telehealth platform so doctors who had left their countries could treat patients back home– now it’s being used to help triage cases in Libya’s fight against COVID-19. Aburawi grew up in Libya, studied medicine and did a surgical internship in Egypt before securing in 2015 …

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