Covid-19 in Africa: Perfect jab for ailing health sector?

What you need to know:

  • It is projected that investment in areas such as health facilities, human resource, equipment and research, will last beyond the pandemic.
  • The pandemic has seen the clinical care capacities increase in the 47 African countries, according to the WHO.
  • The International Monetary Fund has channelled over US$ 15.8 billion into sub-Saharan Africa through urgent limited conditionality loans for Covid-19 response.

Africa’s healthcare sector is poised for a big leap if investments made and lessons learnt during the Covid-19 pandemic outlive the distress, health experts predict.


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