The democratisation of health care: will Kenya be left behind?

  “Young man, I would be dead without this device.” Mr. Ngatia[1] said as he shook my hand vigorously. Mr. Ngatia was in his early 50s and had spent much of his life in Korogocho slum in Nairobi. I met him about seven years ago when I was leading a community-based health research project on […]

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COVID-19 in northern Uganda: Resistance, defiance and hospitalising asymptomatic cases

  Northern Uganda is emerging from a prolonged civil war which lasted about two decades[1]. During this period many people were killed by the warring groups and the state army, displaced from their livelihood, infrastructure such as hospitals[i][ii]were destroyed[iii]. During this civil war in 2000-2001 that Gulu district had an experience with a plague caused […]

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COVID-19 : Une nécessité de revaloriser la première ligne des soins Entre détection et protection au Centre de Santé Tshamilemba, Lubumbashi, République Démocratique du Congo

Click here to read the English Version of this blog La pandémie de Covid-19 continue à ravager et sévir des populations dans le monde et plus particulièrement en Afrique, y compris la République Démocratique du Congo. Le gouvernement de la République Démocratique du Congo s’est jusque maintenant employé dans la mise en place des mesures […]

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Mental health, COVID-19 and primary healthcare in Guinea : a tale of stigma and solidarity

Click here to read the French Version of this COVID-19 In Guinea Blog The daily coronavirus figures in Guinea make no mention of the socio-professional category of infected people. However, healthcare workers are at increased risk of contracting and spreading the virus. This blog is an update of our posts published in April and May […]

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Santé mentale et COVID-19 en soins de santé primaires en Guinée: Entre stigmatisation et solidarité

Click here to read the English Version of this COVID-19 In Guinea Blog En Guinée, les statistiques de la pandémie à coronavirus publiées quotidiennement ne font pas mention des catégories socio-professionnelles des personnes infectées. Toutefois, le personnel de santé fait partie des groupes à risque pour transmettre et contracter la maladie. Ce blogue fait suite […]

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COVID-19: A need to revalue the first line of care: notes from the Tshamilemba Health Centre , Congo

  COVID-19 : Une nécessité de revaloriser la première ligne des soins Entre détection et protection au Centre de Santé Tshamilemba, Lubumbashi, République Démocratique du Congo   The government has been working on biological control measures such as laboratory research into viruses and vaccines. Their focus lies first and foremost on measures to change people’s […]

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COVID-19 : fears, anger, reflection and enlightenment

  The Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has generated a lot of storm in the social media — much of it being misinformation or propaganda. Mainstream scientists and public officials have summarily dismissed them as fake or as conspiracy theories.  But it is fear of the pandemic at the root of this widespread misinformation. And behind […]

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Building sustainable health financing options for emergency response: Lessons from the COVID-19 response in Africa

  The ferocity with which global pandemic has affected countries globally has highlighted the importance of emergency public financing. The rapid spread of the disease requires a rapid, proactive and comprehensive approach in order to control its transmission. As such, governments need to have adequate funds availed in a timely manner to the health sector […]

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