African countries urged to prioritize investment in infectious diseases amid COVID-19

ETHIOPIA – A new report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has shown that Africa can prevent needless loss of lives and save millions of dollars each year by prioritizing investment in infectious diseases, which pose a significant public health burden across the continent other than COVID-19. The entry of COVID-19 has already thrown a wrench into the vaccine administration cycle for a number of infectious diseases, putting many more people at the risk of death from other causes, while COVID-19 could indirectly increase the burden of…

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