Public Health Measures

Zimbabwe’s ill-equipped health infrastructure

Despite Zimbabwe’s crumbling public health infrastructure, former health minister Obadiah Moyo told journalists in Harare on 2 May, 18 days before the country recorded its first Covid-19 case, that the southern African nation was ready to handle the global pandemic.

Nigeria: A pandemic and a weak health system

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up challenges for Nigeria’s health system quite unlike those posed by the Ebola virus or other epidemics, and also emphasised its weaknesses, across the board.