Covid-19: No large hidden outbreak in Africa but health worker shortage worsens

Jul 07, 2020

Many countries in central Africa have less than one doctor per 10 000 population and health workers face high infection risks as African governments are repeatedly outbid for personal protective equipment on the international market.After South Africa, Nigeria has the most health worker infections in absolute terms, but more alarming trends are seen in neighbouring Niger, where health workers account for 19% of infections and there is one doctor per 20 000 population. The BMJ News


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