In a New England Journal of Medicine “Perspective” published April 17, Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, global director of ICAP at Columbia University, and Jessica Justman, MD, ICAP’s senior technical director, urge a coordinated global effort in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, with “countries around the world [taking] concrete steps to assist Africa in staying ahead of the curve, even as they confront their own epidemics.”

“When HIV spread like wildfire across the African continent, it took decades for the world to mobilize a response. […] Epidemics know no borders, and success in controlling the epidemic in any one country will be limited if epidemics continue to rage elsewhere. Today, we have the chance to avoid a repeat of history. Africans are doing their part. Now is the time for us to do ours.”

Read the full article, “Africa in the Path of Covid-19,” in the New England Journal of Medicine

This article was shared via EurekAlert! and is the basis of articles in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Health 24

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