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Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: A review of thenature of the virus, impacts and implications for preparedness [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]

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Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: A review of thenature of the virus, impacts and implications for preparedness [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]. / Badu, Kingsley; Thorn, Jessica Paula Rose; Goonoo, Nowsheen; Dukhi, Natisha; Fagbamigbe, Adeniyi; Kulohoma, Benard; Oyebola, Kolapo; Abdelsalam, Sara; Doorsamy, Wesley; Awe, Olawale; Sylverken, Augustina; Egeru, Anthony; Gitaka, Jesse.

In: AAS Open Research, Vol. 3, 19, 18.05.2020.

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Badu, K, Thorn, JPR, Goonoo, N, Dukhi, N, Fagbamigbe, A, Kulohoma, B, Oyebola, K, Abdelsalam, S, Doorsamy, W, Awe, O, Sylverken, A, Egeru, A & Gitaka, J 2020, 'Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: A review of thenature of the virus, impacts and implications for preparedness [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]', AAS Open Research, vol. 3, 19. <https://aasopenresearch.org/articles/3-19>

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Badu, K., Thorn, J. P. R., Goonoo, N., Dukhi, N., Fagbamigbe, A., Kulohoma, B., Oyebola, K., Abdelsalam, S., Doorsamy, W., Awe, O., Sylverken, A., Egeru, A., & Gitaka, J. (2020). Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: A review of thenature of the virus, impacts and implications for preparedness [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]. AAS Open Research, 3, [19]. https://aasopenresearch.org/articles/3-19

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Badu K, Thorn JPR, Goonoo N, Dukhi N, Fagbamigbe A, Kulohoma B et al. Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: A review of thenature of the virus, impacts and implications for preparedness [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]. AAS Open Research. 2020 May 18;3. 19.

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Badu, Kingsley ; Thorn, Jessica Paula Rose ; Goonoo, Nowsheen ; Dukhi, Natisha ; Fagbamigbe, Adeniyi ; Kulohoma, Benard ; Oyebola, Kolapo ; Abdelsalam, Sara ; Doorsamy, Wesley ; Awe, Olawale ; Sylverken, Augustina ; Egeru, Anthony ; Gitaka, Jesse. / Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: A review of thenature of the virus, impacts and implications for preparedness [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]. In: AAS Open Research. 2020 ; Vol. 3.

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title = "Africa{\textquoteright}s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: A review of thenature of the virus, impacts and implications for preparedness [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]",
abstract = "Background: COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in different countries across the world, claiming thousands of lives, increasing morbidity and disrupting lifestyles. The global scientific community is in urgent need of relevant evidence, to understand the challenges and knowledge gaps, as well as the opportunities to contain the spread of the virus. Considering the unique socio-economic, demographic, political, ecological and climatic contexts in Africa, the responses which may prove to be successful in other regions may not be appropriate on the continent. This paper aims to provide insight for scientists, policy makers and international agencies to contain the virus and to mitigate its impact at all levels.Methods: The Affiliates of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), came together to synthesize the current evidence, identify the challenges and opportunities to enhance the understanding of the disease. We assess the potential impact of this pandemic and the unique challenges of the disease on African nations. We examine the state of Africa{\textquoteright}s preparedness and make recommendations for steps needed to win the war against this pandemic and combat potential resurgence.Results: We identified gaps and opportunities among cross-cutting issueswhich must be addressed or harnessed in this pandemic. Factors such as the nature of the virus and the opportunities for drug targeting, point of care diagnostics, health surveillance systems, food security, mental health, xenophobia and gender-based violence, shelter for the homeless, water and sanitation, telecommunications challenges, domestic regional coordination and financing.Conclusion: Based on our synthesis of the current evidence, while there are plans for preparedness in several African countries, there are significant limitations. A multi-sectoral efforts from the science, education, medical, technology, communication, business, and industry sectors, as well as local communities, must work collaboratively to assist countries in order to win this fight.",
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author = "Kingsley Badu and Thorn, {Jessica Paula Rose} and Nowsheen Goonoo and Natisha Dukhi and Adeniyi Fagbamigbe and Benard Kulohoma and Kolapo Oyebola and Sara Abdelsalam and Wesley Doorsamy and Olawale Awe and Augustina Sylverken and Anthony Egeru and Jesse Gitaka",
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year = "2020",
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T1 - Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: A review of thenature of the virus, impacts and implications for preparedness [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]

AU - Badu, Kingsley

AU - Thorn, Jessica Paula Rose

AU - Goonoo, Nowsheen

AU - Dukhi, Natisha

AU - Fagbamigbe, Adeniyi

AU - Kulohoma, Benard

AU - Oyebola, Kolapo

AU - Abdelsalam, Sara

AU - Doorsamy, Wesley

AU - Awe, Olawale

AU - Sylverken, Augustina

AU - Egeru, Anthony

AU - Gitaka, Jesse

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PY - 2020/5/18

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N2 - Background: COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in different countries across the world, claiming thousands of lives, increasing morbidity and disrupting lifestyles. The global scientific community is in urgent need of relevant evidence, to understand the challenges and knowledge gaps, as well as the opportunities to contain the spread of the virus. Considering the unique socio-economic, demographic, political, ecological and climatic contexts in Africa, the responses which may prove to be successful in other regions may not be appropriate on the continent. This paper aims to provide insight for scientists, policy makers and international agencies to contain the virus and to mitigate its impact at all levels.Methods: The Affiliates of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), came together to synthesize the current evidence, identify the challenges and opportunities to enhance the understanding of the disease. We assess the potential impact of this pandemic and the unique challenges of the disease on African nations. We examine the state of Africa’s preparedness and make recommendations for steps needed to win the war against this pandemic and combat potential resurgence.Results: We identified gaps and opportunities among cross-cutting issueswhich must be addressed or harnessed in this pandemic. Factors such as the nature of the virus and the opportunities for drug targeting, point of care diagnostics, health surveillance systems, food security, mental health, xenophobia and gender-based violence, shelter for the homeless, water and sanitation, telecommunications challenges, domestic regional coordination and financing.Conclusion: Based on our synthesis of the current evidence, while there are plans for preparedness in several African countries, there are significant limitations. A multi-sectoral efforts from the science, education, medical, technology, communication, business, and industry sectors, as well as local communities, must work collaboratively to assist countries in order to win this fight.

AB - Background: COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in different countries across the world, claiming thousands of lives, increasing morbidity and disrupting lifestyles. The global scientific community is in urgent need of relevant evidence, to understand the challenges and knowledge gaps, as well as the opportunities to contain the spread of the virus. Considering the unique socio-economic, demographic, political, ecological and climatic contexts in Africa, the responses which may prove to be successful in other regions may not be appropriate on the continent. This paper aims to provide insight for scientists, policy makers and international agencies to contain the virus and to mitigate its impact at all levels.Methods: The Affiliates of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), came together to synthesize the current evidence, identify the challenges and opportunities to enhance the understanding of the disease. We assess the potential impact of this pandemic and the unique challenges of the disease on African nations. We examine the state of Africa’s preparedness and make recommendations for steps needed to win the war against this pandemic and combat potential resurgence.Results: We identified gaps and opportunities among cross-cutting issueswhich must be addressed or harnessed in this pandemic. Factors such as the nature of the virus and the opportunities for drug targeting, point of care diagnostics, health surveillance systems, food security, mental health, xenophobia and gender-based violence, shelter for the homeless, water and sanitation, telecommunications challenges, domestic regional coordination and financing.Conclusion: Based on our synthesis of the current evidence, while there are plans for preparedness in several African countries, there are significant limitations. A multi-sectoral efforts from the science, education, medical, technology, communication, business, and industry sectors, as well as local communities, must work collaboratively to assist countries in order to win this fight.

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JO - AAS Open Research

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SN - 2515-9321

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