COVID-19 Pandemic Impacting Vital Health Services In African Nations, WHO Regional Head Warns

Reuters: Coronavirus knock-on effect hitting vital health services in Africa: WHO
“The coronavirus pandemic is having a knock-on effect on other vital health services in Africa as countries are forced to redirect already stretched resources, a regional head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. … Africa has recorded at least 1.8 million cases, with 43,700 deaths, according to the WHO. ‘A preliminary analysis by WHO indicates COVID-19 is hitting other health services really hard,’ Matshidiso Moeti, Africa director for the WHO, said in an online press conference…” (Mohammed, 11/5).

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