Africa’s Resilience in the Face of COVID-19 Pandemic: Let’s Talk about It!

Arakpogun, Emmanuel, Elsahn, Ziad, Prime, Karla, Gerli, Paolo and Olan, Femi (2020) Africa’s Resilience in the Face of COVID-19 Pandemic: Let’s Talk about It! SSRN, Rochester.

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Abstract

Following the initial outbreak of COVID-19, the United Nations and other established bodies and public figures predicated ‘tens’ of millions of deaths across Africa due to their weak healthcare systems and critical infrastructure. So far, it appears that Africa is leveraging on local innovations and the resilience gained from dealing with previous outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Ebola to manage the impact of COVID-19 to defile early predictions and the surprise of the rest of the world. Yet, very little is being said about this. This research note thus set out to talk about this by outlining the local initiates, which is helping African countries build resilience and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and the poor healthcare systems in the continent.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Africa, Blended approach; Covid-19; Digital divide, Local innovations; Pandemic
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
L900 Others in Social studies
N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2021 08:47
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2021 08:47
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45352

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