Monitoring the Covid-19 Pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa: paying attention to health facility admissions and deaths
The Union Courses Online. Riitta Dlodlo, Jeremiah Chakaya, Anthony Harries and Leonardo Martinez . 06/10/20; 304006 Topic: Tuberculosis
  Riitta Dlodlo, Jeremiah Chakaya, Anthony Harries and Leonardo Martinez
Riitta Dlodlo, Jeremiah Chakaya, Anthony Harries and Leonardo Martinez
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In an article published in the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD), authors Professor Anthony D Harries, Dr Leo Martinez and Dr Jerimiah Chakaya discussed the need for planning and implementation of changes to service provision in order for health systems in Africa to cope with the pandemic. The article, titled ‘Monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa: focusing on health facility admissions and deaths’, made particular reference to the context of the heavy HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) burdens in sub-Saharan Africa and the growing burden of non-communicable diseases.
1) To present the COVID-19 situation in Kenya and Zimbabwe

 

2) To describe the COVID-19 pandemic with special focus on testing, medical therapy and hospital outcomes

 

3) To discuss how to monitor, record and report on COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital in sub-Saharan Africa

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