Response to the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic Across Africa: Successes, Challenges, and Implications for the Future

@article{Ogunleye2020ResponseTT,
  title={Response to the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic Across Africa: Successes, Challenges, and Implications for the Future},
  author={O. Ogunleye and D. Basu and D. Mueller and J. Sneddon and R. A. Seaton and A. Yinka-Ogunleye and J. Wamboga and N. Miljkovi{\'c} and J. Mwita and G. Rwegerera and A. Massele and Okwen Patrick and L. L. Niba and M. Nsaikila and W. Rashed and M. Hussein and R. Hegazy and Adefolarin A. Amu and Baffour Boaten Boahen-Boaten and Zinhle Matsebula and Prudence Gwebu and Bongani Chirigo and Nongabisa Mkhabela and Tenelisiwe Dlamini and Siphiwe Sithole and Sandile Malaza and Sikhumbuzo D. Dlamini and D. Afriyie and G. Asare and S. Amponsah and I. Sefah and M. Oluka and A. N. Guantai and S. Opanga and Tebello Violet Sarele and Refeletse Keabetsoe Mafisa and Ibrahim Chikowe and Felix Khuluza and D. Kibuule and F. Kalemeera and M. Mubita and J. Fadare and L. Sibomana and G. Ramokgopa and C. Whyte and T. Maimela and J. Hugo and J. Meyer and N. Schellack and Enos M Rampamba and A. Visser and Abubakr Alfadl and E. Malik and Oliver Ombeva Malande and A. Kalungia and C. Mwila and Trust Zaranyika and B. V. Chaibva and I. Olaru and N. Masuka and Janney Wale and L. Hwenda and Regina N. M. Kamoga and Ruaraidh Hill and C. Barbui and T. Bochenek and A. Kurdi and S. Campbell and A. Martin and T. Phuong and B. Thanh and B. Godman},
  journal={Frontiers in Pharmacology},
  year={2020},
  volume={11}
}
Background The COVID-19 pandemic has already claimed considerable lives. There are major concerns in Africa due to existing high prevalence rates for both infectious and non-infectious diseases and limited resources in terms of personnel, beds and equipment. Alongside this, concerns that lockdown and other measures will have on prevention and management of other infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are an increasing issue with rising morbidity and mortality rates. The… Expand
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