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Strong leadership fought COVID-19 in Africa: the next step is to harness research

Strong leadership fought COVID-19 in Africa: the next step is to harness research

AFRICAN countries are still reeling from the effect of measures, such as lockdowns, taken to contain the spread of COVID-19. Though painful, they were a vital part of the successful public health response mounted by many African leaders. MONIQUE WASUNNA, Director, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative Africa Regional Office and Researcher, Kenya Medical Research Institute The quick responses by most African countries meant that they were able to avoid the large-scale loss of life seen elsewhere. The 1.8 million infections and 44,000 deaths recorded on the continent by mid-November are a great loss. They are, nevertheless, far from the catastrophic…
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