From 2003 at the forefront of supporting Sub-Saharan Africa’s response to poverty-related infectious diseases, EDCTP plays a key role also in the African response to Covid-19

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is a public-public partnership between countries in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, supported by the European Union, which since 2003 has been accelerating the clinical development of new or improved medicines for the identification, treatment and prevention of poverty-related infectious diseases, is also at the forefront of supporting Sub-Saharan Africa’s response to COVID-19 idー19

Indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria in Africa

In Africa, pregnant women and young children are the most vulnerable to malaria.

However, malaria control interventions and strategies have achivied important results in the last years.

COVID-19 has now made these interventions critical, and could undo the results obtained so far, as highlighted by scientists in the Lancet:

Potentially, COVID-19 could indirectly cause more deaths than it already does directly, in the context of Africa’s weak and fragile health systems.

WHO Office in Sierra Leone involved in hands washing promotion against coronavirus

All the materials and training to properly wash hands that we have provided to orphanages in Sierra Leone as part of the “Soap Bubbles Against Coronavirus” initiative continue to be crucial in the prevention of diseases such as coronavirus. We therefore very much welcome the similar initiative just undertaken by the WHO.
The WHO Office in Sierra Leone, in fact, supports state institutions in the fight against COVID-19 with the donation of hand washing, soap and face masks to the relevant Sierra Leonean Ministry

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