InvestorQ : Did the EBOLA virus of 2014 enable Africa to deal with Coronavirus better? These African countries have the lowest level of Coronavirus affliction?
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Did the EBOLA virus of 2014 enable Africa to deal with Coronavirus better? These African countries have the lowest level of Coronavirus affliction?

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Mahima Roy answered.
5 months ago


That is correct; in fact the danger was obvious to Africa after the cases of Coronavirus were reported in China and Europe. HIV, Lassa fever and tuberculosis are some of the communicable diseases that African health experts are used to dealing with and that helped them carve out a response system. It is believed that Ebola prompted the WHO to change its emergency response structure, rapid laboratory testing and changing the design of treatment centres. Many health workers in Africa admit that they got valuable insights from Ebola that can be applied to Coronavirus pandemic. Consider some interesting insights.

· Guinea started information sharing and use of personal protective equipment as soon as the first signs were seen of Coronavirus were seen in China.

· South Africa adopted the strategy of reaching out the message on Coronavirus through women as it had been seen to work faster and more effectively during Ebola.

· Congo benefited from the healthcare infrastructure created during Ebola, but they ensured patient care so that system was not overwhelmed.

It is true that Ebola helped Africa preparer better and more proactively for the pandemic.