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Learning the hard way

Learning the hard way

West Africa: lessons from Ebola Understanding why people resisted disease containment measures during Ebola outbreaks is critical in the handling of COVID-19 in DRC The first case of COVID-19 was...

The hole in Africa’s heart

The hole in Africa’s heart

Africa’s ‘lawless third’: duty of care Swathes of the continent are home to people whose efforts at self-rule or traditional ways of life have challenged state attempts to deal with COVID-19 The...

A real threat to national security

A real threat to national security

Endgame: health after lockdown African countries must realise that resilient public healthcare systems are a human security issue and vital for stable government On 11 March, the World Health...

A rapid epidemiological transition

A rapid epidemiological transition

The rise of non-communicable diseases in Africa adds to COVID-19 stress The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has highlighted Africa’s vulnerability to disease in an unprecedented manner, laying bare years...