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dc.description.abstractAnywhere between 300,000 and 3.3 million African people could lose their lives as a direct result of COVID-19, depending on the intervention measures taken to stop the spread. Africa is particularly susceptible because 56 per cent of the urban population is concentrated in overcrowded and poorly serviced slum dwellings (excluding North Africa) and only 34 per cent of the households have access to basic hand washing facilities. In all, 71 per cent of Africa’s workforce is informally employed, and most of those cannot work from home. Close to 40 per cent of children under 5 years of age in Africa are undernourished. Of all the continents Africa has the highest prevalence of certain underlying conditions, like tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. With lower ratios of hospital beds and health professionals to its population than other regions, high dependency on imports for its medicinal and pharmaceutical products, weak legal identity systems for direct benefit transfers, and weak economies that are unable to sustain health and lockdown costs, the continent is vulnerable.en
dc.titleCOVID-19 in Africa: protecting lives and economiesen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::HEALTH::DISEASES AND CARRIERS OF DISEASES::COMMUNICABLE DISEASESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::HEALTH::DISEASES AND CARRIERS OF DISEASES::DISEASESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::POLITICAL AND LEGAL QUESTIONS::DISARMAMENT AND MILITARY QUESTIONS::BIOLOGICAL WEAPONSen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::HEALTH::DISEASES AND CARRIERS OF DISEASES::VIRAL DISEASESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::POPULATION::POPULATION DYNAMICS::DISEASE REPORTINGen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS::AFRICAen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS::AFRICAen
uneca.creatorCorporate.fulltaxonomyCorporate Authors::United Nations. Economic Commission for Africaen
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africaen
ags.subjectThesaurusCOMMUNICABLE DISEASESen
ags.subjectThesaurusDISEASESen
ags.subjectThesaurusBIOLOGICAL WEAPONSen
ags.subjectThesaurusVIRAL DISEASESen
ags.subjectThesaurusDISEASE REPORTINGen
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRICAen
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRICAen
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababaen
ags.publisherNameUN. ECAen
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-21T08:11:18Z
dc.date.available2020-05-21T08:11:18Z
dc.date.issued2020-04
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.uneca.org/handle/10855/43756
dc.format.extentvi,38 p.: ill., map.
dc.languageeng
dc.typeReports
uneca.workflow.processedtrue
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa
ags.subjectThesaurusCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES
ags.subjectThesaurusDISEASES
ags.subjectThesaurusBIOLOGICAL WEAPONS
ags.subjectThesaurusVIRAL DISEASES
ags.subjectThesaurusDISEASE REPORTING
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRICA
ags.subjectClassification10.02.00 COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH SERVICES
ags.availabilityNumberb11983206
ags.availabilityNumber2020
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQ
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.JNb11983206
uneca.language.supporteden


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